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Blest be the grace which did proclaim

Blest be the grace which did proclaim

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Blest be the grace which did proclaim,
O Lord of hosts, thy holy name;
"The Lord, the gracious Lord,
"Long-suffering, merciful and kind;
"The God who always bears in mind
"His everlasting word.

2 "Plenteous he is in truth and grace;
"He wills that all our sinful race
"Should turn, repent, and live;
"His pardoning grace for all is free,
"Transgression, sin, iniquity,
"He freely doth forgive."

3 O then that every sinful soul,
By faith and penitence made whole,
May know their sins forgiven;
The proffer'd benefits embrace,
The plenitude of gospel grace,
The antepast of heaven!

4 Be this our one great business here,
With serious industry and care
Our future bills to ensure;
Thine utmost counsel to fulfil,
And suffer all thy righteous will,
And to the end endure.

Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CXXXII

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: Blest be the grace which did proclaim
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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