1 Master, we call to mind Thy Word,
We are not now above our Lord;
Sufficient ’tis for us to be
In sufferings and in griefs like Thee.
While men, to prove Thy savings true,
With cruel wrath our souls pursue,
As evil they cast out our name,
And brand us with Thy glorious shame.
2 All kind of ill they falsely say,
Because we will Thy truth obey,
To Thee with steady purpose cleave,
And godly in Thy Spirit live.
Exposed to man’s oppressive power,
We stand in danger every hour,
The rage of persecution bear,
And hated as our Lord we are.
3 O may we in Thy footsteps go,
Thee, only Thee resolved to know,
To slaughter in Thy Spirit led,
Conformed in all things to our Head.
Give us Thy strength, O God of love,
And hide our better life above,
Then on our side at last appear,
And lo, we come to suffer here!
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 >
Display Title: Master, We Call To Mind thy WorkFirst Line: Master, we call to mind Thy WordTune Title: COMPLETE IN THEEAuthor: Charles WesleyMeter: LMDSource: Hymns for Times of Trouble and Persecution by John and Charles Wesley (London: Strahan, 1744)