Jesu, Thou All Redeeming Lord

Jesus, thou all redeeming Lord

Author: Charles Wesley
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1 Jesus, thou all-redeeming Lord,
Thy blessing we implore,
Open the door to preach thy word,
The great, effectual door.

2 Gather the outcasts in, and save
From sin and Satan’s pow'r!
And let them now acceptance have,
And know their gracious hour.

3 Lover of souls, thou know'st to prize
What thou hast bought so dear;
Come then, and in thy people’s eyes
With all thy wounds appear!

4 Appear, as when of old confest
The suff'ring Son of God;
And let them see thee in thy vest
But newly dipt in blood.

5 The stony from their hearts remove,
Thou, who for all hast dy'd;
Shew them the tokens of thy love,
Thy feet, thy hands, thy side!

6 Thy feet were nail'd to yonder tree,
To trample down their sin;
Thy hands they all stretch'd out may see,
To take the murd'rers in.

7 Thy side an open fountain is,
Where all may freely go,
And drink the living streams of bliss,
And wash them white as snow.

8 Ready thou art the blood t' apply,
And prove the record true;
And all thy wounds to sinners cry,
"I suffer this for you!"

Source: A Pocket Hymn Book: designed as a constant companion for the pious, collected from various authors (9th ed.) #XLIX

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, thou all redeeming Lord
Title: Jesu, Thou All Redeeming Lord
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Jesus, Thou all-redeeming Lord, Thy blessing, &c. C. Wesley. [General. ] Appeared in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1749, vol. i., p. 316, in 18 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "Before Preaching to the Colliers in Leicestershire" (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. v. p. 121). In 1780 two hymns compiled, with slight alterations, therefrom: (1) "Jesus, Thou all-redeeming Lord," being stanzas i., ii., iv., v., vi.-ix.; (2) "Lovers of pleasure more than God: being stanzas xi., xii., xvii., xviii., were included in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, Nos. 34, 35, and continued in subsequent editions. Also found in other collections. In addition to these, a cento beginning “Lover of souls, Thou well canst prize," is given in Kennedy, 1863, No. 627. It is compiled from the Wesleyan Hymn Book, pt. i., as above, stanzas iii.-viii., with slight alterations and a doxology.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)




SAWLEY (Walch)

This tune was composed by James Walch in 1857 for a children's anniversary, and was published in 1860 with other tunes for private circulation. It was wrongly assigned, in the early editions of [The Free Church Hymnal, 1888] to the Rev. F. Pigou. Scottish church music: its sources and composers, 189…

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