In Fear and Trembling

Representative Text

1 Father of lights, Thy needful aid
To us who ask impart;
Mistrustful of ourselves, afraid
Of our own treacherous heart.

2 Our only Help in danger's hour,
Our only Strength Thou art;
Above the world and tempter's power,
And greater than our heart.

3 Us from ourselves Thou canst secure
In nature's slippery ways;
And make our feeble footsteps sure
By Thy sufficient grace.

4 If on Thy promised grace alone
We faithfully depend,
Thou surely wilt protect Thy own,
And keep us to the end.

Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #417

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Father of lights, thy needful aid
Title: In Fear and Trembling
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: Wesley's Collection
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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ST. AGNES (Dykes)

John B. Dykes (PHH 147) composed ST. AGNES for [Jesus the Very Thought of Thee]. Dykes named the tune after a young Roman Christian woman who was martyred in A.D. 304 during the reign of Diocletian. St. Agnes was sentenced to death for refusing to marry a nobleman to whom she said, "I am already eng…

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