Faith Counted For Righteousness

Father of Jesus Christ my Lord, My Savior, and my Head

Author: Charles Wesley
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1 Father of Jesus Christ, my Lord,
My Saviour, and my Head,
I trust in Thee, whose powerful word
Hath rais'd Him from the dead.

2 Thou know'st for my offence He died,
And rose again for me;
Fully and freely justified,
That I might live to Thee.

3 Eternal life to all mankind
Thou hast in Jesus given;
And all who seek, in Him, shall find
The happiness of heaven.

4 Obedient faith, that waits on Thee,
Thou never wilt reprove;
But Thou wilt form Thy Son in me,
And perfect me in love.

5 To Thee the glory of Thy power
And faithfulness I give.
I shall in Christ, at that glad hour,
And Christ in me shall live.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #219

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: Father of Jesus Christ my Lord, My Savior, and my Head
Title: Faith Counted For Righteousness
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Father of Jesus Christ my Lord, My Saviour, &c. C Wesley. [Faith in the Promises and Power of God.] From a hymn of 10 stanzas in 4 lines on Rom. iv. 16, &c, in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1742, p. 248, 11 stanza were given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, as No. 350. The same arrangement is in the revised edition, 1875, and other collections (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. ii. p. 309). A cento from the original beginning (stanza ix.), "In hope against all human hope," was given in the American Methodist Episcopal Hymns, 1849.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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