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The Inbred Leprosy

Jesus a word, a look from thee

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: WARE (Kingsley)
Published in 25 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesus, a word, a look from Thee,
Can turn my heart and make it clean;
Purge out the inbred leprosy,
And save me from my bosom sin.

2 Lord, if Thou wilt, I do believe
Thou canst the saving grace impart;
Thou canst this instant now forgive,
And stamp Thine image on my heart.

3 My heart, which now to Thee I raise,
I know Thou canst this moment cleanse;
The deepest stains of sin efface,
And drive the evil spirit hence.

4 Be it according to Thy word;
Accomplish now Thy work in me;
And let my soul, to health restored,
Devote its deathless powers to Thee.

Source: The Gospel Chorus: for use in prayer meetings, young people's societies and revivals #153

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus a word, a look from thee
Title: The Inbred Leprosy
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 25 of 25)
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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in America #316

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #325

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Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages #174

Devotional Hymns for Church, Revival, Sunday School #d94

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Free Methodist Hymnal #182

Gospel Searchlight Songs #d89

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d227

Hymn Service No.3 #d41

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #307

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #307

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #681

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #316

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New Hymn and Tune book #161g

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New Hymn and Tune Book #161g

Salvation Soldier's Song Book #d97

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Spiritual Songs for Gospel Meetings and the Sunday School #85f

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d342

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The Emory Hymnal #267

The Epworth Hymnal No. 3 #d97

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The Gospel Chorus #153

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The Heart and Voice #50a

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #153

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The Voice of Praise #368

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The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #182

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