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Determined Importunity

Because for me the Savior prays

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 10 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Because for me the Saviour prays,
And pleads His death for me,
God hath vouchsafed a longer space,
And spared the barren tree.

2 I now from all my sins would turn
To my atoning God;
And look on Him I pierced, and mourn,
And feel the sprinkled blood:-

3 Would nail my passions to the cross,
Where my Redeemer died;
And all things else account but loss
For Jesus crucified.

4 Giver of penitential pain,
Before Thy cross I lie;
In grief determined to remain
Till Thou Thy blood apply.

5 Forgiveness on my conscience seal;
Bestow Thy promised rest:
With purest love Thy servant fill,
And number with the blest.

Source: Beulah Songs: a choice collection of popular hymns and music, new and old. Especially adapted to camp meetings, prayer and conference meetings, family worship, and all other assemblies... #8

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Because for me the Savior prays
Title: Determined Importunity
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 10 of 10)
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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in America #381

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Beulah Songs #8

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #381

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New Hymn and Tune book #117b

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New Hymn and Tune Book #117b

The Chapel Hymn Book #d35

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The Heart and Voice #197c

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The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #201

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The Tribute of Praise #201

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The Tribute of Praise #201

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