The Gift of Righteousness

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1 I ask the gift of righteousness,
The sin-subduing power,
Power to believe, and go in peace,
And never grieve Thee more.

2 I ask the blood-bought pardon sealed,
The liberty from sin,
The grace infused, the love revealed,
The kingdom fixed within.

3 Thou hearest me for salvation pray,
Thou seest my heart's desire;
Make ready in Thy powerful day,
The fulness I require.

4 Art Thou not able to convert?
Art Thou not willing, too?
To change this old rebellious heart,
To conquer and renew?


Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #274

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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First Line: I ask the gift of righteousness
Title: The Gift of Righteousness
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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