Happy who in Jesus live

Happy who in Jesus live

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 11 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Happy who in Jesus live,
But happier still are they
Who to God their spirits give,
And 'scape from earth away?
Lord, thou read'st the panting heart,
Lord, thou hear'st the praying sigh;
O 'tis bitter to depart,
'Tis better far to die.

2 Yet if so thy will ordain
For our companion's good,
Let us in the flesh remain,
And meekly bear the load.
When we have our grief fill'd up,
When we all our works have done,
Late partakers of our hope,
And sharers of thy throne.

3 To thy wise and gracious will
We quietly submit,
Waiting for redemption still,
But waiting at thy feet;
When thou wilt the blessing give,
Call us up thy face to see,
Only let thy servants live,
And let us die to thee.

Source: A Pocket Hymn Book: designed as a constant companion for the pious, collected from various authors (9th ed.) #CLXXXVI

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: Happy who in Jesus live
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #723

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A Pocket hymn book, designed as a constant companion for the pious #CLXXXVI

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A Pocket Hymn Book #CLXXXVI

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A Pocket hymn-book, designed as a constant companion for the pious #CLXXXVI

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A Pocket Hymn-book #186

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A Pocket Hymn-Book #CLXXXVI

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #356

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Parish Hymns #336

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Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship #330

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The Methodist Pocket Hymn-book, revised and improved #CCLXIII

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