Jesus, We on the Word Depend

Jesus, we on the words depend

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 37 hymnals

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1. Jesus, we on the word depend,
Spoken by Thee while present here,
The Father in My name shall send
The Holy Ghost, the Comforter.

2. That promise made to Adam’s race,
Now, Lord, in us, even us, fulfill;
And give the Spirit of Thy grace,
To teach us all Thy perfect will.

3. That heavenly Teacher of mankind,
That Guide infallible impart,
To bring Thy sayings to our mind,
And write them on our faithful heart.

4. He only can the words apply
Through which we endless life possess
And deal to each His legacy,
His Lord’s unutterable peace.

5. That peace of God, that peace of Thine,
O might He now to us bring in,
And fill our souls with power divine,
And make an end of fear and sin.

6. The length and breadth of love reveal,
The height and depth of Deity;
And all the sons of glory seal,
And change, and make us all like Thee!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3309

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, we on the words depend
Title: Jesus, We on the Word Depend
Author: Charles Wesley
Source: Hymns of Petition, 1746
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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Henry Kemble Oliver (b. Beverly, MA, 1800; d. Salem, MA, 1885) composed FEDERAL STREET in 1832, possibly as an imitation of earlier psalm tunes in long meter. He took it to a music class taught by Lowell Mason (who may have contributed to the harmony); Mason (PHH 96) published it in his Boston Acade…

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