1 Happy forever happy I,
If suffered with my Lord to die!
O might I gain the victor’s right,
The robe of pure unspotted white,
And wear the saints’ celestial dress,
The Lord, my glorious righteousness.
2 Soon as I win the vast reward,
The joy for conquerors prepared,
Wrote in the volume of the Lamb
Thou never wilt blot out my name,
But me before Thy Father own,
And rank with angels round Thy throne.
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 >
Display Title: Happy Forever, Happy IFirst Line: Happy forever happy ITune Title: PATER OMNIUMAuthor: Charles WesleySource: Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scripture (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762)