Jesus, what grace dost Thou bestow
Upon Thy Church, Thy family!
Their sins forgiv’n the children know,
The fathers all resemble Thee;
The Angel of the Lord Thou art,
And we shall in Thine image shine,
Created after Thine own heart,
Sinless, angelical, divine!
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, What Grace Dost Thou BestowFirst Line: Jesus, what grace dost Thou bestowTune Title: COMPLETE IN THEEAuthor: Charles WesleyMeter: LMDSource: Short Hymns, Vol. II (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762)