Jesus, I fain would walk in thee

Representative Text

1 Jesus, I fain would walk with Thee,—
From nature’s every path retreat;
Thou art my Way,—my Leader be,
And set upon the rock my feet.

Chorus:
He is my Rock, on Him I build,
My firm foundation ne’er shall yield!
The pow’rs of sin shall not prevail,
My Rock is sure and cannot fail!

2 Uphold me, Saviour, or I fall;
O reach me out Thy gracious hand;
Only on Thee for help I call,—
Only by faith in Thee I stand. [Chorus]


Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #278b

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: Jesus, I fain would walk in thee
Author: Charles Wesley

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Gospel Praise Book. #278b

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