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Jesus, the weary wanderer's rest

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1 Jesu, the weary wanderer's rest,
Give me thy easy yoke to bear;
With stedfast patience arm my breast,
With spotless love, and lowly fear.

2 Thankful I take the cup from thee,
Prepar'd and mingled by thy skill,
Though bitter to the taste it be,
Powerful the wounded soul to heal.

3 Be thou, O Rock of Ages, nigh!
So shall each murmuring thought be gone;
And grief, and fear, and care shall fly
As clouds before the mid-day sun.

4 Speak to my warring passions, "Peace;"
Say to my trembling heart, "Be still:"
Thy power my strength and fortress is,
For all things serve thy sov'reign will.

5 O death! where is thy sting? where now
Thy boasted victory, O grave?
Who shall contend with God? Or who
Can hurt whom God delights to save?

Source: A Pocket hymn-book, designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors (11th ed.) #CCLII

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 weary wanderer's rest
Author: Charles Wesley
Copyright: Public Domain




Lowell Mason (PHH 96) composed HAMBURG (named after the German city) in 1824. The tune was published in the 1825 edition of Mason's Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music. Mason indicated that the tune was based on a chant in the first Gregorian tone. HAMBURG is a very simple tune with…

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A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors #156

A Liturgy for the New Church #d51

A Liturgy for the New Church. 3rd ed. #d51

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A Pocket hymn-book, designed as a constant companion for the pious #CCLII

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A Pocket Hymn-book #252

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A Pocket Hymn-Book #CCLII

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #199

A Short Liturgy for Missionary Service ... for the Use of The New Church #d16

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #838

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d278

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #838

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Hymns for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, by the Authority of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania #523

Pocket Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d136

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Temple Themes and Sacred Songs #t8

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d228

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The Book of Worship #42

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The Christian Hymnal, Hymns with Tunes for the Services of the Church #34

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The Latest Collection of Original and Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #176

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 35th ed. #d141

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. Rev. #d144

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The Methodist Pocket Hymn-book, revised and improved #CCIII

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d285

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