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Jesus, if still the same thou art

Jesus, if still the same thou art

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 49 hymnals

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1 Jesus, if still the same thou art,
If all thy promises are sure,
Set up thy kingdom in my heart,
And make me rich, for I am poor:
To me be all thy treasures given--
The kingdom of an inward heaven.

2 Thou hast pronounced the mourner blest,
And lo! for thee I ever mourn;
I can not, no, I will not rest,
Till thou, my only rest, return--
Till thou, the Prince of peace, appear,
And I receive the Comforter.

3 Where is the blessedness bestowed
On all that hunger after thee!
I hunger now, I thirst for God:
See the poor, fainting sinner, see;
And satisfy with endless peace,
And fill me with thy righteousness.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #396

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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