Drooping soul, shake off thy fears

Drooping soul, shake off thy fears

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 32 hymnals

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1 Drooping soul, shake off thy fears,
Fearful soul, be strong, be bold;
Tarry till the Lord appears,
Never, never quit thy hold:
Murmur not at his delay,
Dare not set thy God a time,
Calmly for his coming stay,
Leave it, leave it all to him.

2 Fainting soul, be bold, be strong;
Wait the leisure of thy Lord;
Thought it seem to tarry long,
True and faithful is his word:
On his word my soul I sat,
(He cannot himself deny)
Surely it shall speak at last;
It shall speak, and shall not lye.

3 Ev'ry one that seeks shall find:
Ev'ry one that asks shall have:
Christ, the Saviour of mankind,
Willing, able all to save,
I shall his salvation see,
I in faith on Jesus call,
I from sin shall be set free,
Perfectly set free from all.

4 Lord, my time is in thine hand,
Weak and helpless as I am,
Surely thou canst make me stand;
I believe in Jesu's name:
Saviour in temptation thou,
Thou hast sav'd me heretofore,
Thou from sin dost save me now;
Thou shalt save me evermore.


Source: A Pocket hymn book, designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors #XXXVI

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 >

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First Line: Drooping soul, shake off thy fears
Author: Charles Wesley
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Drooping soul, shake off thy fears. C. Wesley. [Lent. Resignation.] First published in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1742, in 6 stanzas of 8 lines. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. ii. p. 293). In 1780, J. Wesley included stanzas i.-iv. in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, No. 137. This arrangement has been re¬peated in later editions, and in other collections. The expression in stanza ii., line 2—
Fainting soul, be bold, be strong; Wait the leisure of thy Lord.
is from Coverdale's prose version of Psalms xxvii. 16, in the Book of Common Prayer. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d115

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d116

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #142

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #69

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d84

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d94

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #565

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #565

Hymns and Psalms, Original and Modern, Selected and Revised #d113

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Hymns and Sacred Poems #237

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d157

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Methodist Hymn-Book #590

Pocket Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d65

Pocket Hymn Book, Designed as a Constant Companion. 25th ed. #d64

Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d85

Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d67

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d100

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 35th ed. #d64

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. Rev. #d66

The Millennial Harp #d102

The Spiritual Songster. lst ed. #d35

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