Jesus, The Glory Take!

Jesus, the glory take!

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: WORSHIP (HAYDN)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Jesus, the glory take!
Afflicted, and oppressed,
Reviled and hated for Thy sake,
Thou hast pronounced us blest:
The blessing we receive,
We all our seal set to,
Now, Lord, we feelingly believe,
And own that Thou art true.

2 Faithful and good Thou art;
We taste the heavenly powers,
The glorious earnest in our heart
Ensures the kingdom ours:
Exceeding glad we are,
Our ravished bosoms swell
With ecstasy too strong to bear,
With joy unspeakable.

3 Through persecution bold,
To Thee our songs we raise;
Thee in the furnace we behold,
Thee in the fires we praise:
We now the promise know,
Sufficient is Thy love
To bear us thro’ these storms below,
And land us safe above.

4 To suffer now is sweet,
For Thou the strength hast given:
And O! how infinitely great
Is our reward in Heaven!
We shall be surely there,
The fight will soon be won;
The cross we now with Jesus bear
Shall lift us to the throne.

5 ’Twas thus the saints of God,
His messengers and seers
The narrow path of sufferings trod,
And past the vale of tears,
Through sore afflictions past
To better worlds above,
And more than conquered all at last
In our Redeemer’s love.

6 Sufferers like them beneath,
Through much distress and pain,
Through all the toils of hell and death
We come with them to reign:
With Christ the glorious King,
Who wipes our tears away,
And calls us up His praise to sing
In everlasting day.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11465

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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First Line: Jesus, the glory take!
Title: Jesus, The Glory Take!
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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