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Father, this slumber shake

Father, this slumber shake

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 3 hymnals

Full Text

Father, this slumber shake
From off my heavy soul!
Say to me now,—awake! awake!
And I will make thee whole!

Touch with Thy strengthening hand;
Arouse me in this hour;
And make me fully understand
The thunder of Thy power.

Give me on Thee to call;
Always to watch and pray,
Lest I into temptation fall,
And cast my shield away.

For each assault prepared
And watchful may I be,
Forever standing on my guard,
And looking unto Thee.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #515

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, this slumber shake
Author: Charles Wesley