Jesus, if still the same thou art

Jesus, if still the same thou art

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: SURREY
Published in 50 hymnals

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1 Lord Jesus, if the same you are,
if all your promises are sure,
set up your kingdom in my heart
and make me rich, for I am poor;
to me be all your treasure given,
the kingdom of an inward heaven.

2 You have pronounced the mourners blest;
for loss of you I ever mourn:
I cannot, and I will not rest
till you, my only rest, return;
till you, the Prince of Peace, appear,
and I receive the Comforter.

3 Where is the blessedness bestowed
on all that hunger after you?
I hunger now, I thirst for God:
now this poor sinner's life renew,
and satisfy with endless peace,
and fill me with your righteousness.

4 Shine on your work, disperse the gloom,
light in your light I'll see anew:
say to my soul, 'Your light is come,
glory divine is risen on you,
your warfare's done, your mourning's past;
look up, your tears shall end at last!'


Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #566

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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