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O God of all grace

O God of all grace

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: HARWICH
Published in 16 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O God of all grace,
Thy goodness we praise,
Thy Son thou hast given to die in our place:
With joy we approve
The design of thy love,
'Tis a wonder on eaoth, and a wonder above.

2 Tongue cannot explain
The love of God-Man,
Which the angels desire to look into in vain.
It dazzles our eyes,
Thought cannot arise,
To find out a cause, why the infinite dies.

3 Or if pity inclin'd
Him to die for mankind,
The ground of his pity what seraph can find?
He came from above
Our curse to remove
He hath lov'd, he hath lov'd us, because he would love.

4 Love mov'd him to die,
And on this we rely,
He hath lov'd, he hath lov'd us, we cannot tell why:
But this we can tell,
He hath lov'd us so well
As to lay down his life to redeem us from hell.

5 He hath ransom'd our race,
O how shall we praise,
Or worthily sing thy unspeakable grace:
Nothing else will we know
In our journey below,
But singing thy grace, to thy Paradise go.

6 Nay, and when we remove,
To the mansions above,
Our heaven shall still be to sing of thy love;
When time is no more,
We still shall adore
The ocean of love, without bottom or shore.

7 Ere long we shall fly
To the regions on high,
For Israel's strength cannot vary or lye:
He soon shall appear,
He more than draws near,
Our Jesus is come, and eternity's here

Source: A Pocket Hymn Book: designed as a constant companion for the pious, collected from various authors (9th ed.) #CLIII

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: O God of all grace
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Pocket Hymn Book #CLIII

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A Pocket Hymn-book #153

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A Pocket Hymn-Book #CLIII

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Harmonia Sacra #194

Pocket Hymn Book, Designed as a Constant Companion. 25th ed. #d180

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The Boston Collection of Sacred and Devotional Hymns #96

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #LXVII

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The Harp #262[261]

The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #66

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 35th ed. #d194

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. Rev. #d197

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The Methodist Pocket Hymn-book, revised and improved #CCXV

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