Jesus, to me the joy impart

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1 Jesus, to me the joy impart,
Which fills a faithful pastor’s heart
While I my children see
Walk as the heirs to joys above,
Walk in the truth of holy love,
And genuine piety.

2 Then would I cheerfully resign
My soul into the hands divine
And sing, at my release,
"Now lettest Thou Thy servant, Lord,
Depart, according to Thy Word,
In everlasting peace."

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11688

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, to me the joy impart
Author: Charles Wesley
Publication Date: 1844
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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