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All things are possible to him

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1 All things are possible to him
That can in Jesus’ name believe;
Lord, I no mote thy truth blaspheme,
Thy truth I lovingly receive;
I can, I do believe in thee;
All things are possible to me.

2 The most impossible of all
Is that I e’er from sin should cease;
Yet shall it be; I know it shall;
Jesus, look to thy faithfulness!
If nothing is too hard for thee,
All things are possible to me.

3 Though earth and Hell the word gainsay,
The word of God can never fail;
The Lamb shall take my sins away,
‘Tis certain, though impossible;
The thing impossible shall be,
All things are possible to me.

4 When thou the work of faith hast wrought,
I here shall in thine image shine,
Nor sin in deed or word or thought;
Let men exclaim and fiends repine,
They cannot break the firm decree;
All things are possible to me.

5 Thy mouth, O Lord, to me hath sworn
That I shall serve thee without fear,
Shall find the pearl which others spurn,
Holy and pure and perfect here;
The servant as his Lord shall be;
All things are possible to me.

6 All things are possible to God,
To Christ, the power of God in man,
To me, when I am all renewed,
When I in Christ am formed again,
And witness, from all sin set free,
All things are possible to me.

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #407

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: All things are possible to him
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


All things are possible to him. C. Wesley. [Concerning Holiness.] No. 10 of his "Hymns for those that wait for full Redemption," which was given in the Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1749, vol. ii., in 8 stanzas of 6 lines. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. v. p. 300.) In the Wesleyan Hymn Book of 1780, and later editions, and also in other collections in which it is found, st. iii. and vi. are omitted, the statement in the former,

"I without sin on earth shall live,
Even I, the chief of sinners I;"

and in the latter,

”The unchangeable decree is past,
The sure predestinating word,
That I, who on the Lord am cast,
I shall be like my sinless Lord:
'Twas fix'd from all eternity:
All things are possible to me:"

being evidently unacceptable both to J. Wesley, and those who have reprinted the hymn from his collection. Its use as a congregational hymn outside the Methodist bodies is almost unknown.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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