Jesus, Lord, We Look to Thee

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1 Jesus, Lord, we look to thee,
let us in thy name agree:
show thyself the Prince of peace;
bid all strife for ever cease.

2 Make us of one heart and mind,
courteous, pitiful, and kind,
lowly, meek in thought and word,
altogether like our Lord.

3 Let us for each other care,
each the other's burden bear;
to thy church the pattern give,
show how true believers live.

4 Free from anger and from pride,
let us thus in God abide;
all the depths of love express,
all the heights of holiness.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #694

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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Jesu, Lord, we look to Thee. C. Wesley. [Family Union desired.] Appeared in Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1749, vol. i., No. 146, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and again in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 495. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. v. p. 52.) The cento "Lord, we all look up to Thee," in T. Davis's Hymns Old and New, 1864, No. 231, and in Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866, was adapted by Mr. Davis from this hymn. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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