How can a sinner knowAuthor: Charles Wesley (1749)
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1 How can a sinner know
His sin on earth forgiven
How can my gracious Savior show
My name inscribed in heaven?
2 What we have felt and seen
With confidence we tell;
And publish to the sons of men
The signs infallible.
3 We who in Christ believe
That he for us hath died,
We all his unknown peace receive,
And feel his blood applied.
4 Exults our rising soul,
Disburdn'd of her load,
And swells, unutterably full
Of glory and of God.
5 His love, surpassing far
The love of all beneath,
We find within our hearts, and dare
The pointless darts of death.
6 Stronger than death or hell
The sacred power we prove;
And, conqu'rors of the world, we dwell
In heaven, who dwell in love
The Wesleyan Sacred harp, 1855
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How can a sinner know. C. Wesley. [The Marks of Faith.] Published in Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1749, vol. ii., No. 161. It consists of 8 stanzas, and each stanza is composed of 4 lines of 6’s metre, and 4 lines of short metre (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. v. p. 363). In the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 93, stanzas iv., v. were omitted, and the rest were rewritten in S.M. throughout. In this form the hymn is in common use in Great Britain and America.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #728||How can we sinners know||How can we sinners know||ST. MICHAEL (OLD 134TH)||Charles Wesley||1983|
|The Cyber Hymnal #10393||How Can A Sinner Know?||How can a sinner know||KENOSIS||Charles Wesley||188.8.131.52||<cite>Hymns and Sacred Poems</cite>, 1749|
|The United Methodist Hymnal #372||How Can We Sinners Know||How can we sinners know||ST. MICHAEL||Charles Wesley||SM||1989||Justifying Grace | Assurance; Assurance | ; Forgiveness | ; Jesus Christ | Blood|