1 And are we yet alive,
And see each other's face?
Glory and praise to Jesus give,
For His redeeming grace.
2 Preserved by power divine
To full salvation here,
Again in Jesus' praise we join,
And in His sight appear.
3 What troubles have we seen,
What conflicts have we passed,
Fightings without, and fears within,
Since we assembled last.
4 But out of all the Lord
Hath brought us by His love;
And still He doth His help afford,
And hides our life above.
5 Then let us make our boast
Of His redeeming power,
Which saves us to the uttermost,
Till we can sin no more.
6 Let us take up the cross,
Till we the crown obtain;
And gladly reckon all things loss,
So we may Jesus gain.
Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #304
|First Line:||And are we yet alive|
|Title:||And Are We Yet Alive|
|Author:||Charles Wesley (1749)|
And are we yet alive? C. Wesley. [Meeting of Friends.] From his Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1749, vol. ii., No. 236, in 4 stanzas of 8 lines, and entitled, "At Meeting of Friends." The 3rd stanza is usually omitted, as in the 1780 edition of the Wesleyan Hymn Book, and the revised edition, 1875. It is commonly used as the opening hymn of the Wesleyan Conference. In all English-speaking countries it is a favourite hymn with the Methodist bodies, and in America especially it is included in the collections of various denominations. Original text, Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. v. p 466.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)