Eternal Beam of light divineAuthor: Charles Wesley (1739)
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1 Eternal Beam of light divine,
Fountain of unexhausted love,
in whom the Father’s glories shine,
through earth beneath, and heav'n above:
2 Jesus, the weary wand'rer’s rest,
give me thine easy yoke to bear,
with steadfast patience arm my breast,
with spotless love and holy fear.
3 Thankful, I take the cup from thee,
prepared and mingled by thy skill,
though bitter to the taste it be,
pow'rful the wounded soul to heal.
4 Be thou, O Rock of ages, nigh;
so shall each murm'ring thought be gone,
and grief and fear and care shall fly,
ss clouds before the mid-day sun.
5 Speak to my warring passions, “Peace”'
day to my wounded heart, “Be still!”
Thy power my strength and fortress is,
and all things serve thy sovereign will.
6 O death, where is thy sting? Where now
thy boasted victory, O grave?
Who shall contend with God? or who
can hurt whom God delights to save?
Source: Rejoice in the Lord #476
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Eternal Beam of Light Divine. C. Wesley. [In Affliction.] Appeared in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1739, p. 144, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. i. p. 128; and again in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 328. It has passed into several collections in Great Britain, America, and other English-speaking countries. In the Boston (U.S.) Unitarian Hymn & Tune Book for the Church & Home, 1868, it is altered to "Eternal God, Thou Light Divine"; and in Songs of Christian Praise, N.Y., 1880, and others, as:—"Eternal Source of Light Divine." It is a soothing and inspiriting hymn, and well adapted for use in affliction.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #34||Eternal depth of love divine||Eternal depth of love divine||KENT||Zinzendorf||1983|
|Rejoice in the Lord #476||Eternal Beam of Light Divine||Eternal Beam of light divine||KENT||Charles Wesley||LM||Isaiah 26:4; Matthew 26:39; Psalm 46:10; Psalm 116:13; Luke 22:42; Isaiah 49:25; Isaiah 50:8; Mark 14:36; Matthew 11:28-30; 1 Corinthians 15:55; Hebrews 1:3||1985||Jesus Christ | Rock of Ages|
|The Cyber Hymnal #1361||Eternal Beam of Light Divine||Eternal beam of light divine||ANGELS' SONG||Charles Wesley||LM||<cite>Hymns and Sacred Poems</cite>, 1739|