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See How These Christians Love

Giver of concord, Prince of peace

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 42 hymnals

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1. Giver of concord, Prince of Peace,
Meek, lamb-like Son of God,
Bid our unruly passions cease,
O quench them with Thy blood.

2. Rebuke our rage, our passions chide,
Our stubborn wills control,
Beat down our wrath, root out our pride,
And calm each troubled soul.

3. Subdue in us the carnal mind,
Its enmity destroy,
With cords of love our spirits bind,
And melt us into joy.

4. Us into closest union draw,
And in our inward parts
Let kindness sweetly write her law,
And love command our hearts.

5. O let Thy love our hearts constrain!
Jesus the Crucified!
What hast Thou done our hearts to gain!
Languished, and groaned, and died.

6. Who would not now pursue the way
Where Jesu’s footsteps shine?
Who would not own the pleasing sway
Of charity divine?

7. Savior, look down with pitying eyes,
Our jarring wills control,
Let cordial, kind affections rise,
And harmonize the soul.

8. Thee let us feel benignly near
With all Thy quickening powers
The sounding of Thy bowels hear,
And answer Thee with ours.

9. O let us find the ancient way,
Our wondering foes to move,
And force the heathen world to say,
See how these Christians love!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1808

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: Giver of concord, Prince of peace
Title: See How These Christians Love
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Giver of Concord, Prince of Peace. C. Wesley. [Love among the Brethren desired.] From Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1740, vol. i., into the American Meth. Hymnal, 1905. (Poetical Works, i. 298.)

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



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