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How Beautiful His Feet Appear

How beautiful His feet appear

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: KING OF KINGS
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 How beautiful His feet appear
High on the mountain tops, who brings
Glad tidings of salvation near,
Salvation from the King of kings!

2 Who publishes the joyful sound,
Proclaims a peace ’twixt earth and Heaven,
A ransom for the sinner found,
God reconciled, and man forgiven.

3 That says to Israel’s mournful race,
"Awake, arise, shake off thy chains";
Believe the word of Gospel grace,
Thy God, thy great Redeemer reigns.

4 Thy watchmen shall the voice lift up,
Shall sing with gladsome melody,
Object of all their joy and hope,
When eye to eye their Lord they see.

5 Him, eye to eye, shall they behold,
Shall shout to see the Savior come,
To save a world redeemed of old,
To bring the weary captives home.

6 Break forth in joy, your gladness sing,
Employ your all for Christ, your king;
Rejoice, and Him Messiah claim:
Bestowing praise, live in His name.

7 For Christ the Lord doth comfort man,
Erases sin with mighty hand:
To Heav’n we rise from from Adam’s fall:
His life He gave to ransom all.

8 His arm He bared, in mercy, grace,
Prepared a pardon for our race;
His merit, shown to all men’s sight,
We may inherit as our right.

9 The Gentiles hear the saving call:
His grace appears and visits all;
A common ransom doth belong
To every nation, tribe and, tongue.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11100

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: How beautiful His feet appear
Title: How Beautiful His Feet Appear
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Hymns and Sacred Poems 1742, alt.
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #11100
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)



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