1 Dreadful, pride chastising word
Of surest prophecy!
"Two in three that call Thee Lord,
Shall be cut off and die."
Who should then of grace presume?
Father, in Thine hands I am,
Save me from th’apostate’s doom,
I ask in Jesu’s name.
2 Need I then, my God, despair
Thy favor to retain?
Lost if two in three there are,
The third shall still remain;
Of the third distinguished part,
That I may live forever one,
Stamp Thine image on my heart,
And join me to Thy Son.
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: Dreadful, Pride Chastising WordFirst Line: Dreadful, pride chastising wordTune Title: WELDAuthor: Charles WesleyMeter: 184.108.40.206Source: Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scripture (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762)