1 Eye hath not seen, ear hath not heard
What Christ hath for His saints prepared,
Who conquer thro’ their Savior’s might,
Who sink into perfection’s height,
And trample death beneath their feet,
And gladly die their Lord to meet.
2 They on the hidden manna feed
The heavenly, true, angelic Bread,
Who gained on earth a partial taste
Of bliss too exquisite to last,
Obtain His fullest joy above,
And all the sweetness of His love.
3 Christ shall on them a name bestow,
Which no embodied saint can know,
A new inexplicable name
With God essentially the same!
And what it is they they conceive,
When Christ doth all His fullness give.
4 Dost thou desire to know and see
What thy mysterious name shall be?
Contending for thy heavenly home,
Thy latest foe, in death o’ercome;
’Till then thou searchest out in vain
What only conquest can explain.
5 But when the Lord hath closed thine eyes,
And opened them in paradise,
Receiving thy new name unknown,
Thou read’st it wrote on the white stone,
Wrote on thy pure humanity
GOD THREE IN ONE AND ONE IN THREE!
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 >