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Jesus, we claim thee for our own

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 12 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesus, we claim thee for our won,
Our kinsman near allied in blood,
Flesh or our flesh, bone of our bone,
The son of man, the Son of God;
And lo we lay us at thy feet,
Our sentence from thy mouth to meet.

2 Partaker of my flesh below,
To thee, O Jesus, I apply;
Thou wilt thy poor relations know,
Thou never canst thyself deny,
Exclude me from thy guardian care,
Or slight a sinful beggar's prayer.

3 Thee, Savior, at my greatest need,
I trust my faithful friend to prove:
Now o'er thy meanest servants spread
The skirt of thy redeeming love;
Under the wings of mercy take,
And save me for thy merit's sake.

4 Hast thou not undertook my cause,
Lord over all, to worms allied?
Answer me from that bleeding cross,
Demand thy dearly-ransom'd bride;
And let my soul, betroth'd to thee.
Thein wholly, thine for ever be!

Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CLXXVIII

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, we claim thee for our own
Title: Kinsman
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CII

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CII

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #178

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors #d203

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A Selection of Hymns #CLXXVIII

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d274

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The Christian Harmonist #120

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #896

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