1 Merciful God, vouchsafe to me,
That last transcendent victory;
That crown of all Thy graces give,
And bid me in Thine image live,
’Till wholly sanctified I rise,
To feast on Christ in paradise.
2 Christ is the Tree of Life divine;
I live indeed, if Christ be mine;
And when He doth Himself bestow,
My God as I am known, I know,
And all the life of glory prove,
For ever filled with heavenly love.
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: Merciful God, Vouchsafe To MeFirst Line: Merciful God, vouchsafe to meTune Title: ADORO TEAuthor: Charles WesleyMeter: 88.88.88Source: Short Hymns on Select Passages of the Holy Scriptures (Bristol, England, E. Farley, 1962)