Bur If Thou Wilt Not Save Us Here

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1 But if Thou wilt not save us here
From the tormentor’s power,
Faithful to death we persevere,
And meet the fiery hour.

2 We will not bow our heart or knee,
And live to idols joined,
Assured the life we lose for these
In paradise to find.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4484

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: But if Thou wilt not save us here
Title: Bur If Thou Wilt Not Save Us Here
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scripture (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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