In hope against all human hope

In hope against all human hope

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 32 hymnals

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1 In hope against all human hope,
Self-desperate, I believe--
Thy quickening word shall raise me up,
Thou wilt thy Spirit give.

2 The fact surpasses all my thought;
But faithful is my Lord;
Through unbelief I stagger not,
For God hath spoke the word.

3 Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees
And looks to that alone;
Laughs at impossibilities,
And cries--It shall be done!

4 To thee, the glory of thy power
And faithfulness I give:
I shall in Christ, at that glad hour,
And Christ in me shall live.

5 Obedient faith, that waits on thee,
Thou never wilt reprove;
But thou wilt form thy Son in me,
And perfect me in love.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #393

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: In hope against all human hope
Author: Charles Wesley

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d378

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d379

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d378

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #525

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A Collection of Hymns #L344

A New Book of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal and Other Churches #d114

A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d100

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Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages #123

Free Methodist Hymnal #d284

Full Salvation Hymnal #d73

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Hymns and Tunes for Prayer and Social Meetings #12

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #439

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New Hymn and Tune book #91e

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New Hymn and Tune Book #91e

Spiritual Melodies #d163

Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d186

Spiritual Songs and Hymns for Pilgrims. New Church ed. #d82

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d332

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The Centenary Singer #137

The Chapel Hymn Book #d172

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The Heart and Voice #193b

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #390

The Lesser Hymnal #d148

The Millennial Harp #d204

The Millennial Harp #d101

The Select Hymn and Song Book #d148

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The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #279

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The Tribute of Praise #279

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The Tribute of Praise #279

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The Voice of Praise #393

The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #d254

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