1 Jesus, Thou art that morning star!
Thy brightness in my heart declare;
To me Thine only glory show,
Thine only self on me bestow;
I want no other light to see,
No other stars or sun but Thee.
2 Who walk enlightened by Thy light
Their morn hath no succeeding night;
They by reflected luster shine,
And bright in majesty divine,
Admire with all those stars above,
The Light of life, the God of love.
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 >
Display Title: Jesus, Thou Art That Morning Star!First Line: Jesus, Thou art that morning star!Tune Title: BROWNWELLAuthor: Charles WesleySource: Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scripture (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762)