1 Lo the great God will come from high,
And with Him bring His own reward;
Jesus declares Jehovah nigh,
The sovereign God, th’almighty Lord!
"Lo, from above I quickly come,
And bring My own reward with Me,
And seal the universal doom,
Which stands to all eternity."
2 True witness of Thy swift return,
Thy faithful record we receive,
And long on angels’ wings upborne
To meet, and see Thy face, and live:
"Come quickly, Lord," our hearts reply;
"According to Thy word descend
Jehovah glorious from the sky,
And bring the joy that ne’er shall end."
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 >