O For The Faith In Jesu's Name

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1 O for the faith in Jesu’s name
Which tyrants can despise,
Which triumphs o’er the threatening flame
And all its rage defies.

2 Calm it replies with resolute scorn
To furious cruelty,
"My body tear, or rack, or burn,
Ye cannot injure me."

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4479

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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First Line: O for the faith in Jesu’s name
Title: O For The Faith In Jesu's Name
Author: Charles Wesley
Source: Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scripture (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ST. AGNES (Dykes)

John B. Dykes (PHH 147) composed ST. AGNES for [Jesus the Very Thought of Thee]. Dykes named the tune after a young Roman Christian woman who was martyred in A.D. 304 during the reign of Diocletian. St. Agnes was sentenced to death for refusing to marry a nobleman to whom she said, "I am already eng…

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