1 Howe’er the Nicolaitans claim
Our God for theirs with lips impure,
And boast thro’ faith in Jesu’s name
Their pardon and salvation sure,
Vain boasters who with sin comply,
Their actions give their lips the lie.
2 No lot or part with us have they
Who slight the Father and the Son,
Demonstrate, while they disobey,
That God they never yet have known,
Or washed from their old sins in vain,
Have to their vomit turned again.
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: Howe'er The Nicolaitans ClaimFirst Line: Howe’er the Nicolaitans claimTune Title: LEST WE FORGETAuthor: Charles WesleyMeter: 88.88.88Source: Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scripture (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762)