Jesus, Redeemer of mankind

Representative Text

1 Jesus, Redeemer of mankind,
Display thy saving power;
Thy mercy let these outcasts find,
And know their gracious hour.

2 Ah give them, Lord, a longer space,
Nor suddenly consume;
But let them take the proffer'd grace,
And flee the wrath to come.

3 O would'st thou cast a pitying look
(All Goodness as thou art)
Like that which faithless Peter's broke,
Or my obdurate heart.

4 Who thee beneath their feet have trod,
And crucified afresh,
Touch with thine all-victorious blood,
And turn the stone to flesh.

5 Open their eyes, and ears, to see
Thy cross, to hear thy cries:
Sinner, thy Saviour weeps for thee,
For thee he weeps, and dies.

6 All the day long he meekly stands
His rebels to receive,
And shews his wounds, and spreads his hands,
And bids you turn and live.

7 Turn, and your sins of deepest dye
He will with blood efface;
Even now he waits the blood t' apply,
Be saved, be saved by grace.

8 Be saved from hell, from sin and fear;
He speaks you now forgiven,
Walk before God, be perfect here,
And then come up to heaven.

Source: A Pocket hymn book, designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors #CXIX

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 >

Notes

Jesu, Redeemer of mankind. C. Wesley. [Lent Holiness desired.] Appeared in Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1742, p. 246, in 14 stanzas of 4 lines, and based upon Titus ii. 14, "He gave Himself for us that He might redeem us from all iniquity" (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. ii. p. 303). Six stanzas, beginning with stanza ix., were given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 394, as "What is our calling's glorious hope." This text has been repeated in several collections. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

MAITLAND (Allen)

PRECIOUS LORD, the tune Thomas Dorsey used for his most beloved hymn, "Precious Lord, take my hand", is an adaptation of MAITLAND. Sometimes Dorsey is shown as the composer, sometimes as the arranger or adapter of Allen's composition. MAITLAND is often attributed to Allen, but the earliest known sou…

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