Let All The Sons Of Light

Let all the sons of light

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: FAIRFIELD (La Trobe)
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1 Let all the sons of light
Expect their Lord to come,
Unlooked for, in the dead of night,
A sleeping world to doom:
Let all who Jesus know,
To meet their God prepare,
And pass their every hour below
In watching unto prayer.

2 Long as I watch, I keep
The blessing once bestowed,
But forfeit, if again I sleep,
The richest grace of God;
Exposed and stripped of all,
Th’apostate’s doom I feel,
And from perfection’s summit fall
Into the deepest hell.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11270

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: Let all the sons of light
Title: Let All The Sons Of Light
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: D
Source: Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scripture (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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