For the Dry Bones of the House of Israel

Messiah, full of grace

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: SARAH (Arnold)
Published in 18 hymnals

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1 Messiah, full of grace,
Redeem'd by thee, we plead
The promise, made to Abrah'm's race,
To souls for ages dead.

2 Their bones, as quite dri'd up,
Throughout the vale appear;
Cut off and lost their last faint hope
To see thy kingdom here.

3 Open their graves, and bring
The outcasts forth, to own
Thou art their Lord, their God, and King,
Their true anointed one.

4 To save the race forlorn,
Thy glorious arm display:
And shew the world a nation born,
A nation in a day!

Source: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #CCLXXXIX

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: Messiah, full of grace
Title: For the Dry Bones of the House of Israel
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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