1 Entered the holy place above,
covered with meritorious scars,
the tokens of his dying love
our great high-priest in glory bears,
he pleads his passion on the tree,
he shows himself to God for me.
2 Before the throne my Saviour stands,
my friend and advocate appears;
my name is graven on his hands,
and him the Father always hears;
while low at Jesus' cross I bow,
he hears the blood of sprinkling now.
3 This instant now I may receive
the answer of his powerful prayer;
this instant now by him I live,
his prevalence with God declare;
and soon my spirit, in his hands,
shall stand where my forerunner stands.
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 >
Martin Luther's versification of the Lord's Prayer was set to this tune in Valentin Schumann's hymnal, Geistliche Lieder (1539); the tune, whose composer remains unknown, had some earlier use. The tune name derives from Luther's German incipit: “Vater unser im Himmelreich….” Because VATER UNSE…