1 Oh, glorious hope of perfect love!
It lifts me up to things above;
It bears on eagles' wings.
It gives my ravished soul a taste,
And makes me for some moments feast
With Jesus' priests and kings,
With Jesus' priests and kings.
2 Rejoicing now in earnest hope,
I stand, and from the mountaintop
See all the land below.
Rivers of milk and honey rise,
And all the fruits of paradise
In endless plenty grow,
In endless plenty grow.
3 A land of corn, and wine, and oil;
Favored with God's peculiar smile,
With ev'ry blessing blest;
There dwells the Lord our Righteousness,
And deeps His own in perfect peace,
And everlasting rest,
And everlasting rest.
4 Oh, that I might at once go up;
No more on this side Jordan stop,
But now the land possess;
This moment end my legal years,
Sorrows and sins, and doubts and fears,
A howling wilderness,
A howling wilderness!
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: O Glorious Hope of Perfect LoveFirst Line: O glorious hope of perfect loveTune Title: ARIELAuthor: Charles Wesley; John WesleyMeter: 88.68.86Source: Hymns and Sacred Poems, by John and Charles Wesley, 1742