1 Jesu, Thy weak disciples see,
Entreated in the world like Thee,
Partakers of Thy shame;
Because we will not let Thee go,
Sweet fellowship with Thee to know,
And suffer for Thy name.
2 Thy marks we in our body bear,
Our master’s cross we daily share,
And bless the sacred sign,
Here buffeted for doing well,
We thankfully accept the seal,
And feel that we are Thine.
3 Our back we to the smiters give,
Evil for good with joy receive,
Nor meanly strive to hide
From spitting, and from shame our face,
But glory in the full disgrace
Of Jesus crucified.
4 For Thy dear sake we suffer wrong,
And persecuted all day long,
We thus the crown ensure,
As sheep appointed to be slain,
Our portion of contempt and pain
We to the end endure.
5 We in Thy strength can all things do,
Thro’ Thee can all things suffer too,
When Thou the power shalt give,
We then by faith shall see Thee stand
The Great High Priest at God’s right hand,
Our spirits to receive.
6 Wherefore to Thee our souls we trust,
Our Savior to the uttermost
To Thee we boldly come,
With joy upon our heads return,
High on the wings of angels borne
To our eternal home.
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 >
Better known for his gospel songs than his hymn tunes, James McGranahan (PHH 99) wrote FRANCES in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Copyrighted in 1901 by McGranahan, the tune was set to this text in the 1912 Psalter and in every edition of the Psalter Hymnal.
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Display Title: Jesu, Thy Weak Disciples SeeFirst Line: Jesu, Thy weak disciples seeTune Title: FRANCESAuthor: Charles WesleyMeter: 88.68.86Source: Hymns for Times of Trouble and Persecution by John and Charles Wesley (London: Strahan, 1744)