Lord, and am I yet alive

Lord, and am I yet alive

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 23 hymnals

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1 Lord, and am I yet alive,
Not in torments, not in hell!
Still doth thy good Spirit strive!--
With the chief of sinners dwell!
Tell it unto sinners, tell,
I am, I am out of hell!

2 Yes, I still lift up mine eyes,
Will not of thy love despair;
Still in spite of sin I rise,
Still I bow to thee in prayer.
Tell it unto sinners, tell,
I am, I am out of hell!

3 O the length and breadth of love!
Jesus, Saviour, can it be!
All thy mercy's height I prove,
All the depth is seen in me.
Tell it unto sinners, tell,
I am, I am out of hell!

4 See a bush, that burns with fire,
Unconsum'd amid the flame!
Turn aside the sight t'admire,
I the living wonder am.
Tell it unto sinners, tell,
I am, I am out of hell!

5 See a stone that hangs in air!
See a spark in ocean live!
Kept alive with death so near,
I to God the glory give:
Ever tell--to sinners tell,
I am, I am out of hell!

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #341

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 >

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First Line: Lord, and am I yet alive
Author: Charles Wesley
Refrain First Line: Tell it unto sinners

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Hymns and Sacred Poems #150

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs (New ed.) #104

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #341

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #341

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #341

Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d200

Revival Hymns #d93

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Social and Camp-meeting Songs, for the Pious (9th ed. enl.) #148

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Social and Campmeeting Songs For the Pious (4th ed.) #140

The American Seaman's Hymn Book: a Collection of Sacred Songs for the Use of Mariners #d132

The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d253

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #734

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