1 Jesus Christ, who stands between
Angry heaven and guilty men,
Undertakes to buy our peace;
Gives the covenant of grace;
Ratifies and makes it good;
Signs and seals it with his blood.
2 Life his healing blood imparts,
Sprinkled in our peaceful hearts;
Abel's blood for vengeance cried,
Jesus speaks us justified;
Speaks and calls for better things;
Makes us prophets, priests, and kings.
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 >
Display Title: Jesus Christ, who stands betweenFirst Line: Jesus Christ, who stands betweenAuthor: C. WesleyMeter: 6 lines 7sDate: 1873Subject: The Christian System | Justification By Faith; The Covenant of Grace Signed and Sealed |