And let this feeble body failAuthor: Charles Wesley
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1 And let this feeble body fail,
And let it faint and die,
My soul shall quit the mournful vale,
And soar to worlds on high!
Shall join the disembodied saints,
And find its long sought rest,
That only bliss for which it pants
In the Redeemer's breast.
2 In hope of that immortal crown,
I now the cross sustain,
And gladly wonder up and down,
And smile at toil and pain.
I suffer on my threescore years
Till my deliverer come,
And wipe away his servant's tears,
And take his exile home.
3 O what hath Jesus bought for me!
Before my ravished eyes
Rivers of life divine I see,
And trees of paradise!
I see a world of Spirits bright,
Who taste the pleasures there!
They all are robed in spotless white,
And conquering palms they bear.
4 O what are all my sufferings here
If Lord, thou count me meet
With that enraptured host t'appear,
And worship at thy feet!
Give joy or grief, give ease or pain,
Take life or friends away:
But let me find them all again
In that eternal day.
The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1801
And let this feeble body fail. C. Wesley. [Burial.] From his Funeral Hymns, 1759 (2nd Series), No. iii., in 9 stanzas of 8 lines. In 1830, 7 stanzas were included in the Supplement to the Wesleyan Hymn Book as hymn 734, and as hymn 948 are retained in the revised edition, 1875. Original text, Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. vi. p. 218. In America it is used somewhat extensively, and by various denominations.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Cyber Hymnal #80||And Let This Feeble Body Fail||And let this feeble body fail||REX REGUM||Charles Wesley||CMD||<cite>Funeral Hymns</cite>, second series, 1759|
|The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #103||And let this feeble body fail||ANIMATION||1991|
|The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #146||And let this feeble body fail||HALLELUJAH||1991|