For A Sick Friend In Darkness

Come, Lord, come quickly from above

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: ADVENT (Plymouth)
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1 Come, Lord, come quickly from above,
The object of Thy bleeding love
Is sick, and wants Thine aid;
Lover of every helpless soul,
O let Thy pity make him whole,
Whose mind on Thee is stayed.

2 His only trust is in Thy blood,
Thou sinner’s Advocate with God,
Thou all-atoning Lamb;
The virtue of Thy death impart,
Speak comfort to his drooping heart,
And tell him all Thy name.

3 Give Him Thy pardoning love to feel,
And freely his backsliding heal,
Repair his faith’s decay;
Restore the sweetness of Thy grace,
Reveal the glories of Thy face,
And take his sins away.

4 Speak, Lord, and let him find Thee near,
O bid him now be of good cheer,
Declare his sins forgiv’n;
Return, Thou Prince of Peace, return
Thou Comforter of all that mourn,
And take him up to Heav’n.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14667

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: Come, Lord, come quickly from above
Title: For A Sick Friend In Darkness
Author: Charles Wesley
Source: Hymns and Sacred Poems (Bristol, England, Felix Farley, 1739) Vol. II
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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