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The Good Physician

Jesus, thy far extended fame

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: ANTWERP (Smallwood)
Published in 57 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesu, thy far-extended fame
My drooping soul exults to hear:
Thy name, thy all-restoring name,
Is music in a sinner's ear.

2 Sinners of old thou didst receive
With comfortable words and kind;
Their sorrows, cheer their wants relieve,
Heal the diseas'd, and cure the blind.

3 And art thou not the Saviour still,
In ev'ry place and age the same?
Hast thou forgot thy gracious skill,
Or lost the virtue of thy name?

4 Faith in thy changeless name I have;
The good, the kind physician, thou
Art able now our souls to save,
Art willing to restore them now.

5 Though seventeen hundred years are past,
Since thou didst in the flesh appear!
Thy tender mercies ever last!
And still thy healing pow'r is here.

6 Wouldst thou the body's health restore,
And not regard the sin-sick soul?
The sin-sick soul thou lov'st much more,
And surely thou shalt make it whole.

7 All my disease, my ev'ry sin,
To thee, O Jesus, I confess;
In pardon, Lord, my cure begin,
And perfect it in holiness.

8 That token of thine utmost good,
Now, Saviour, now on me bestow;
And purge my conscience with thy blood,
And wash my nature white as snow.

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

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, thy far extended fame
Title: The Good Physician
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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