And Shall We Now Turn Back?

And shall we now turn back

Author (attributed to): Charles Wesley
Tune: [The Church of God is one]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 And shall we now turn back,
To Satan’s conquest yield,
The holy fellowship forsake,
And quit the well-fought field?
No more with accord sweet
Our Savior’s love adore,
And see each other’s face, and meet
In Jesus’ name no more!

2 We who have counted loss
For Christ our greatest gain,
Shall we refuse the crown and cross,
And suffer all in vain?
Caught in the tempter’s snare,
Shall we like Demas stop,
Th’assembling of ourselves forbear,
And give our brethren up?

3 No, never will we part,
Or place to Satan give,
But cleave to God with steadfast heart,
And to each other cleave.
Strengthened by His command,
We for the faith contend,
In Jesus’ name together stand,
And suffer to the end.

4 In vain the subtle foe
Allures with proffered ease,
We now his false devices know,
And scorn his hellish peace:
Thy faithful servants, Lord,
We never will resign,
Or buy the world’s good will and word
By forfeiture of Thine.

5 No, in Thy strength we say
To sinners and their god,
Ye cannot tear our shield away,
Who trust in Jesus’ blood,
Who to each other cleave,
Your malice we defy;
We will in Christ together live,
We will together die.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11467

Author (attributed to): 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: And shall we now turn back
Title: And Shall We Now Turn Back?
Author (attributed to): Charles Wesley
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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