Jesu, the Truth, the Way

Jesu, the Truth, the Way

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Jesu, the Truth, the Way,
The Life, in us appear,
Thy Glorious Arm display,
And bring Salvation near,
The Great Salvation
Thou hast wrought,
Above the reach of Human Thought.

2 Flesh, Earth, and Hell deny
The Freedom of Thy Sons,
And scornfully they cry
“Where are the Perfect Ones?”
They dare Thee All Thy Power to shew
“Thou canst not make us Saints below.”

3 Answer their Challenge, Lord,
Thy Witnesses call forth,
Send out the Quickning Word,
Renew the Face of Earth;
Now the New Heavens and Earth create,
Restore us to our Fist Estate.

4 Lay to Thy mighty Hand,
The Work is worthy Thee,
A World of Foes withstand,
And say, It cannot be!
We cannot Full Redemption have,
Thou canst not to the Utmost save.

5 Arise, O Jealous God,
Come quickly from above,
Thy Law they have destroy’d,
Thy Holy Law of Love,
Thy Perfect Law of Liberty,
The Law of Life which is in Thee.

6 With Thee the Potsherds strive,
They give to GOD the Lie:
They teach, We cannot live
And not with Sin comply;
Thy Word of none Effect they make:
Come, for Thy Truth and Mercy’s sake.

7 Eternal God, Come down
With Thy Victorious Cross,
Thy Genuine Gospel own,
Maintain Thy Righteous Cause,
No longer let Thy Foes blaspheme;
Come, JESU, mighty to redeem!

8 Thy controversy, LORD,
Do Thou Thyself decide,
And let Thy faithful Word
Be to the Utmost tried;
To Thee we make our bold Appeal,
Declare the Counsel of Thy Will!

9 It is Thy to save
Our Souls from every Sin?
Say, JESU, wou’dst Thou have
Thy Righteousness brought in?
Us wou’dst Thou wholly Sanctify,
Or have we, LORD, believ’d a Lie?

10 No, no, the Witness cries!
“Ye shall as GOD be pure,
“Whoever on CHRIST relies
“To him the Word is sure:”
And I, ev’n I shall perfect be,
And CHRIST shall live His Life in me.

11 Sin shall not Always live,
Or in Our Flesh remain;
We did not, LORD, receive
The Word of Truth in vain:
The Word of Truth shall make us free:
The Spirit’s Cry is, Liberty!

12 The Acceptable Year
Of JESUS is at hand:
Prisoners of Hope appear,
Go Forth at His Command,
And shew yourselves from Sin set free:
The Spirit’s Cry is, Liberty!

13 We surely shall obtain
(When JESUS enters in)
A Liberty from Pain,
A Liberty from Sin:
We then shall more than Conquerors be,
The Spirit’s Cry is, Liberty!

14 His Call we now obey,
Our full Consent we yield,
Man shall not tear away
Our Anchor, or our Shield;
Us from the Gospel-Hope cast down,
Subvert our Faith, or take our Crown.

15 The Sin-atoning Blood
Its full Effect shall have,
Whom it hath brought to GOD
It inwardly shall save,
From all Iniquity release,
And stablish us in Perfect Peace.

16 The Holy One shall live,
And in our Hearts abide,
To Us a Portion give
Among the Sanctified;
We all shall say, The Work is done,
We All are perfected in One.

Source: Hymns and Sacred Poems #268

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: Jesu, the Truth, the Way
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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