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Captain Of My Salvation, Hear!

Captain of my salvation, hear!

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: GRACE CHURCH (Pleyel)
Published in 1 hymnal

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Full Text

1 Captain of my salvation, hear!
Stir up Thy strength, and bow the skies:
Be Thou the God of battles, near;
In all Thy majesty arise!

2 The day, the dreadful day’s at hand!
In battle cover Thou my head:
Past is Thy word: Here I demand,
And confident expect Thine aid.

3 Now arm me for the threatening fight;
Now let Thy power descend from high;
Triumphant in Thy Spirit’s might,
So shall I every foe defy.

4 I ask Thy help; by Thee sent forth
Thy glorious Gospel to proclaim,
Be Thou my mouth, and shake the earth,
And spread by me Thy awful name.

5 Steel me to shame, reproach, disgrace,
Arm me with all Thy armor now,
Set like a flint my steady face,
Harden to adamant my brow.

6 Bold may I wax, exceeding bold,
My high commission to perform,
Nor shrink Thy harshest truths to unfold,
But more than meet the gathering storm.

7 Adverse to earth’s rebellious throng,
Still may I turn my fearless face,
Stand as an iron pillar strong,
And steadfast as a wall of brass.

8 Give me Thy might, Thou God of power;
Then let or man or fiends assail!
Strong in Thy strength, I’ll stand a tower
Impregnable to earth or hell.

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: Captain of my salvation, hear!
Title: Captain Of My Salvation, Hear!
Author: Charles Wesley
Source: Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1739
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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