1 Christ bids us knock and enter in;
Come unto him, and rest from sin,
The blessing seek and find;
He bids us ask his grace, and have;
Thou canst, thou wouldst, this moment save
Both me and all mankind.
2 Shut up in unbelief, I groan,
And blindly serve a God unknown,
Till thou the veil remove;
The gift unspeakable impart,
And write thy Name upon my heart,
And manifest thy love.
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 >
Display Title: Christ bids us knock and enter inFirst Line: Christ bids us knock and enter inAuthor: C. WesleyMeter: C. P. M.Date: 1873Subject: Provisions of the Gospel | Invitations and Promises; Christ Calls |