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Maker, Savior, of mankind

Full Text

1 Maker, Saviour of mankind,
Who hast on me boswto'd
An immortal soul, design'd
To be the House of God:
Come, and now reside in me,
Never, never to remove;
Make me just, and good, like thee,
And full of power and love.

2 Bid me in thy image rise,
A saint, a creature new;
True, and merciful, and wise,
And pure, and happy too.
This thy primitive design,
That I should in thee be blest;
Should within the arms divine
For ever, ever rest.

3 Let thy will on me be done;
Fulfil my heart's desire,
Thee to know and love alone,
And rise in raptures higher:
Thee descending on a cloud,
When with ravish'd eyes I see;
Then I shall be fill'd with God
To all eternity!



Source: A Pocket hymn book, designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors #XL

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: Maker, Savior, of mankind
Author: Charles Wesley
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

AMSTERDAM (Nares)

For more tune info, see Zahn 7341a or Hymn Tune Index 1648a-d. Note that attributions to James Nares don't appear until after 1820.

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Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #11169
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)



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