Praying for Repentance

Jesus, my Advocate above

Author: Charles Wesley
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1 Jesus, my Advocate above,
My Friend before the throne of love,
If now for me prevails thy prayer,
If now I find thee pleading there,

2 Do thou the secret wish convey
That prompts my wayward heart to pray;
Hear, and my weak petition join,
Almighty Advocate, to thine.

3 Jesus, my heart's desire obtain,
My earnest suit present, and gain;
My fullness of corruption show;
The knowledge of myself bestow.

4 My sovereign Lord, to thee I cry;
Without thy mercy I must die:
My life, my only heaven thou art;
O may I feel thee in my heart!

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #344

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, my Advocate above
Title: Praying for Repentance
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Remember me, remember me
Copyright: Public Domain



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