Help, Lord, to whom for help I fly

Help, Lord, to whom for help I fly

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: BREMEN (Hastings)
Published in 63 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Help, Lord, to whom for help I fly,
And still my tempted soul stand by,
Throughout the evil day;
The sacred watchfulness impart,
And keep the issues of my heart,
And stir me up to pray.

2 My soul with thy whole armour arm,
In each approach of sin alarm,
And shew the danger near;
Surround, sustain, and strengthen me,
And fill with godly jealosuy,
And sanctifying fear.

3 Whene'er my careless hands hang down,
O let me see thy gath'ring frown,
And feel thy warning eye:
And starting cry, from ruin's bring,
Save, Jesus, or I yield, I sink!
O save me, or I die!

4 If near the pit, I rashly stray,
Before I wholly fall away,
The keen conviction dart;
Recall me by that pitying look,
That kind, upbraiding glance which broke
Unfaithful Peter's heart.

5 In me thine utmost mercy show,
And make me like thyself below,
Unblameable in grace;
Ready prepar'd and fitted here,
By perfect holiness t' appear
Before thy glorious face.

Source: A Pocket hymn book, designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors #LXIV

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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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d210

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d310

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d311

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d310

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #588

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d221

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d198

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #309

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #190

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A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #103

A New Book of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal and Other Churches #d90

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #145

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d148

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #246

Free Methodist Hymnal #d212

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #730

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #730

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Hymnal Adapted to the Doctrines and Usages of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Revised Edition #246

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #543

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #543

Hymns and Psalms, Original and Modern, Selected and Revised #d154

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Hymns for Christian Melody #681

Hymns for Schools and Families #d191

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #220

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #575

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d297

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Methodist Hymn-Book #450

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Methodist Social Hymn Book #207

Pocket Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d95

Pocket Hymn Book, Designed as a Constant Companion. 25th ed. #d96

Spiritual Melodies #d105

Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d120

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d161

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d263

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The Centenary Singer: a collection of hymns and tunes popular during the last one hundred years #183

The Chapel Hymn Book #d128

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #533

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 35th ed. #d98

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. Rev. #d100

The Sacred Lyre #d114

The Song Book of the Salvation Army #d255

The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #d192

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