Not in the name of pride

Not in the name of pride

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 3 hymnals

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Not in the name of pride
Or selfishness we’re met;
From worldly paths we turn aside,
And worldly thoughts forget.

Jesus, we look to thee,
Thy promised presence claim!
Thou in the midst of us shalt be,
Assembled in thy name.

Present we know thou art;
But, O, thyself reveal!
Now, Lord, let every bounding heart
Thy peace and gladness feel!

O, may thy quickening voice
The death of sin remove;
And bid our inmost souls rejoice
In hope of perfect love!

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #155

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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Author: Charles Wesley


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