None is like Jeshurun's God

None is like Jeshurun's God

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: JESHURUN
Published in 29 hymnals

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1 None is like Jeshurun’s God,
So great, so strong, so high;
Lo! He spreads His wings abroad,
He rides upon the sky!
Israel, His first born son,
God, th’eternal God is thine,
See Him in thy help come down,
The excellence divine.

2 Thee the great Jehovah deigns
To succor and defend;
Thee th’eternal God sustains,
Thy maker, and thy friend;
Sinner, what hast thou to dread?
Safe from all impending harms,
God hath underneath thee spread
His everlasting arms.

3 God is thine; disdain to fear
The enemy within;
God shall in thy flesh appear,
And make an end to sin;
God the man of sin shall slay,
Fill thee with triumphant joy;
God shall thrust him out, and say
"Destroy them all, destroy."

4 All the struggle then is o’er,
And wars and fightings cease;
Israel then shall sin no more,
But dwell in perfect peace;
All his enemies are gone,
Sin shall have in him no part,
Israel now shall dwell alone
With Jesus in his heart.

5 In a land of corn and wine
His lot shall be below;
Comforts there, and blessings join,
And milk and honey flow;
Jacob’s well is in his soul,
Gracious dew his heavens distill,
Fill his soul already full,
And shall forever fill.

6 Blest, O Israel, art thou,
What people is like thee?
Saved from sin by Jesus now,
Thou art and still shalt be.
Jesus is thy seven-fold shield,
Jesus is thy flaming sword;
Earth and hell and sin shall yield
To God’s almighty Word.

7 God’s almighty Word shall stand,
Thine enemies shall fall,
Fade away at His command,
And sink and perish all;
Liars shall they all be found,
All who cried, "It cannot be!
Sin must always keep its ground
Must always dwell in thee."

8 Christ shall make Thee free indeed,
When He appears within;
Thou on self and pride shalt tread,
On all the strength of sin;
Thou shalt more than conquer it,
Thou shalt see it all depart,
See it dead beneath thy feet,
No longer in thy heart.

9 God, the gracious God and true,
Hath spoke the faithful Word;
He the mighty work shall do,
Our trust is in the Lord:
He the mountain shall remove,
He the sinner shall restore;
He shall me perfect in love,
And I shall sin no more.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5555

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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None is like Jeshurun's God. C. Wesley. [Safety in God.] Appeared in Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1742, p. 248, in 9 stanzas of 8 lines, and based on Deut. xxxiii. 26, &c. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. ii. p. 205.) It was included in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 395, with the omission of stanza vii.-ix., and the alteration in stanza ii. of:—
“God hath underneath thee spread His everlasting arms,"
to:—
" Round thee and beneath are spread The everlasting arms."
The alteration in the same stanza of "Sinner! what hast thou to dread?" to "Israel, what hast thou," &c, has been traced to a copy of the Wesleyan Hymn Book of 1797. The hymn, usually with these changes, is in common use in Great Britain and America. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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