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Jesus, whose glory's streaming rays

Jesus, whose glory's streaming rays

Translator: John Wesley; Author: Wolfgang Christoph Dessler
Published in 23 hymnals

Translator: John Wesley

John Wesley, the son of Samuel, and brother of Charles Wesley, was born at Epworth, June 17, 1703. He was educated at the Charterhouse, London, and at Christ Church, Oxford. He became a Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, and graduated M.A. in 1726. At Oxford, he was one of the small band consisting of George Whitefield, Hames Hervey, Charles Wesley, and a few others, who were even then known for their piety; they were deridingly called "Methodists." After his ordination he went, in 1735, on a mission to Georgia. The mission was not successful, and he returned to England in 1738. From that time, his life was one of great labour, preaching the Gospel, and publishing his commentaries and other theological works. He died in London, in 17… Go to person page >

Author: Wolfgang Christoph Dessler

Dessler, Wolfgang Christoph, son of Nicolaus Dessler, jeweller, at Nürnberg, was born at Nürnberg, Feb. 11, 1660. His father wished him to become a goldsmith, but, as he was not physically suited for this, he was permitted to begin the study of theology at the University of Altdorf. His poverty and bodily weakness forced him to leave before completing his course, and, returning to Nurnberg, he supported himself there as a proof reader. Becoming acquainted with Erasmus Finx or Francisci, then residing in Nürnberg, he was employed by Finx as his amanuensis, and at his request translated many foreign religious works into German. In 1705 he was appointed Conrector of the School of the Holy Ghost at Nürnberg, where he laboured with zeal and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, whose glory's streaming rays
Original Language: German
Translator: John Wesley
Author: Wolfgang Christoph Dessler
Language: English


Mein Jesu dem die Seraphinen. [Ascension.] Founded on Jeremiah x. 7. First published 1692, as above, p. 348, along with Meditation xii., which is entitled "Christ's kingly and unapproachable glory.” Thence as No. 278 in Freylinghausen's Gesang-Buch, 1704, and recently as No. 422 in the Unverfälschter Liedersegen, 1851, in 8 stanzas of 8 lines. Translated as:— 1. Jesu, Whose glory's streaming rays, a spirited translation, omitting stanzas vii.. viii., by J. Wesley, in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1739 (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. i. p. 89). In the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, stanzas i.-iii. were included as No. 129 (edition 1875, No. 133), and stanzsa iv.-vi., beginning "Into Thy gracious hands I fall," as No. 188 (edition 1875, No. 196). Recently the first part has been given in America as No. 64 in H. L. Hastings's Hymnal, 1880, and the second as No. 496 in the Methodist Episcopal Hymn Book, 1849, and as No. 464 in the Pennsylvania Lutheran Church Book, 1868. --Excerpts from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d254
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d266
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: principally from the collection of Rev. John Wesley, M. A., late fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford; with... (Rev. & corr.) #185Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #185Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #133Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church, principally from the collection of the Rev. John Wesley, A. M., late fellow of Lincoln College..(Rev. and corr. with a supplement) #185Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #133Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d226
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #407Page Scan
Hymns selected from various authors: for the use of the Evangelical Association, and all lovers of pious devotion (5th ed.) #176Page Scan
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d370
Methodist Hymn-Book #307Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #147dPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #147dPage Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #524Page Scan
Social Hymns, Original and Selected #d79
Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part I #d91
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #64Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #524Page Scan
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #77bPage Scan
The Methodist Harmonist, containing a collection of tunes from the best authors, embracing every variety of metre, and adapted to the worship of the Methodist Episcopal Church. New ed. #244.185Page Scan
The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal: Revised: collected from various authors. Designed for the worship of God in all Christian churches. #I.78Page Scan
The Sacred Lyre #d138
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