1 Come, King of saints, so long concealed
In majesty divine revealed,
With glorious pomp, and heavenly power!
All things unto Thyself subdue,
Restore, create them all anew,
And reign when time shall be no more.
2 Shorten the great extreme distress,
Fulfill Thy largest promises,
For which the Bride and Spirit groan:
Thy groan in all Thy creatures hear,
And now th’Almighty Lord appear,
Appear on Thine eternal throne!
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: Come, King Of Saints, So Long ConcealedFirst Line: Come, King of saints, so long concealedTune Title: FOLKINGHAMAuthor: Charles WesleyMeter: 88.88.88Source: Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scripture (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762)