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Jesu, Great Redeemer, Hear

Jesus, great Redeemer, hear

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: BROMLEY (London)
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Jesus, great Redeemer, hear
A feeble sinner’s cry;
Thou in my behalf appear,
And bring salvation nigh:
To my Lord what shall I say?
Savior, I of Thee have need;
Take, O take my sins away,
And make me free indeed.

2 Thee all-lovely as Thou art,
Should I profess to love,
Surely my rebellious heart
The falsehood would disprove:
Thee my heart cannot obey
Till from every evil freed:
Take, O take my sins away,
And make me free indeed.

3 Should I say, that aught in me
Of God doth now abide,
Self condemned I now should be;
My all is self and pride.
Guilty, guilty must I say,
Nothing, Lord, have I to plead:
Take, O take my sins away,
And make me free indeed.

4 No desire, or will have I
Thy mercy to embrace;
From Thy arms of love I fly,
And slight Thy proffered grace:
But Thou didst my ransom pay,
But Thy blood for me was shed:
Take, O take my sins away,
And make me free indeed.

5 Thy salvation to obtain,
Out of myself I go,
Freely Thou must heal my pain,
Thy unbought mercy show:
For myself I cannot pray;
Let Thy Spirit intercede:
Take, O take my sins away,
And make me free indeed.

6 Not because I willing am,
On me this grace be showed;
But Thou art th’atoning Lamb,
Therefore apply Thy blood;
Therefore, Lord, no more delay,
Therefore heal my soul, and lead;
Take, O take my sins away,
And make me free indeed.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11118

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, great Redeemer, hear
Title: Jesu, Great Redeemer, Hear
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #11118
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