God of thine Israel's faithful three

God of thine Israel's faithful three

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 21 hymnals

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1 God of thine Israel's faithful three,
Who braved the tyrant's ire,
Who nobly scorned to bow the knee,
And walked, unhurt, in fire:
Oh, breathe their faith into my breast,
In every trying hour;
And stand, O Son of Man, confessed
In all thy saving power!

2 While thou, Almighty Lord, art nigh,
My soul disdains to fear;
Both sin and Satan I defy,
Still impotently near:
The earth and hell their wars may wage--
I mark their vain design:
And calmly smile to see them rage
Against a child of thine.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #635

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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God of Israel's faithful three. C. Wesley. [Three Hebrew Children.] Appeared in the Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1742, p. 213, in 5 stanzas of 8 lines, with the title, "The Three Children in the Fiery Furnace" (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. ii. p. 267). In 1780 it was given with slight alterations and the omission of stanza ii. in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, No. 349, and this arrangement has been repeated in several Methodist collections. In the revised Wesleyan Hymn Book , 1875, No. 359, stanzas i.-iii. only are given, whilst the American Methodist Episcopal Hymnal, 1878, No. 677, has stanzas i., iii. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d178

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d186

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #359

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #299

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #492

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #677

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #677

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #787

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d235

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New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #71d

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Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #1470

Songs of the Free, and Hymns of Christian Freedom #d35

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d217

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #635

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