Let Every Tongue My Savior Praise

Let every tongue my Savior praise

Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
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1. Let every tongue my Savior praise
Who for His servant cares,
And watches over all my ways,
And numbers all my hairs;
In danger’s unsuspected hour
Who hides my life above,
And saves from the destroyer’s power
The object of His love.

2. Thou only dost the rage restrain
Of my infernal foe,
And armed with death, beyond his chain
Th’assassin cannot go;
The fatal weapon cannot speed—
A wall of brass withstands,
And angels hover round my head,
And bear me in their hands.

3. A bird escaped the fowler’s snare,
A brand out of the fire,
My kind Deliverer I declare,
My guardian God admire;
A pledge of greater mercies still
My ransomed life receive,
And live to serve Thy blessèd will,
And to Thy glory live.

4. For this Thou didst my soul allure
With early tastes of grace,
In health preserve, in sickness cure,
And rescue in distress:
For this Thou hast my manners borne,
And spared from year to year,
Nor let me quite to sin return,
Or quite throw off Thy fear.

5. I now as from the grave restored,
By miracle divine,
Enter into Thy counsel, Lord,
And answer Thy design;
For heavenly joys at last compelled
With earthly things to part,
Lover of souls, I yield, I yield,
I give Thee all my heart!

Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788

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: Let every tongue my Savior praise
Title: Let Every Tongue My Savior Praise
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
Meter: D
Source: The Unpublished Poetry of Charles Wesley, by S. T. Kimbrough, Jr., & Oliver A. Beckerlegge (Nashville, Tennessee: Abingdon Press, 1992), pages 169-70
Language: English
Notes: In Wesley's manuscript, the hymn had this note: Thanksgiving for one narrowly escaped assassination--Mr. Thomas Stokes. Alternate tunes: CLYNE, Clyne, R. F. Smith; GOSHEN, Goshen, William Gawler, 1789
Copyright: Public Domain


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