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1 Jesu, my strength, my hope,
on thee I cast my care,
with humble confidence look up,
and know thou hearest my prayer.
Give me on thee to wait,
till I can all things do,
on thee, almighty to create.
almighty to renew.

2 I want a godly fear,
a quick-discerning eye
that looks to thee when sin is near,
and bids the tempter fly;
a spirit still prepared,
and armed with jealous care,
for ever standing on its guard,
and watching unto prayer.

3 I want a true regard,
a single, steady aim,
unmoved by threatening or reward,
to thee and thy great name;
a jealous, just concern
for thine immortal praise;
a pure desire that all may learn
and glorify thy grace.

4 I rest upon thy word;
thy promise is for me:
my succour and salvation, Lord,
shall surely come from thee:
but let me still abide,
nor from my hope remove;
till thou my patient spirit guide
into thy perfect love.

Source: CPWI Hymnal #485

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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