1 O God of all-redeeming grace,
Hasten those latest, happiest days,
When Thy dispersed shall be brought home:
Obedient to the Gospel word,
O let the people of our Lord
From earth’s remotest corners come!
2 With humble prayers and contrite sighs,
A well-accepted sacrifice,
To Thee their souls and bodies give,
Thy perfect will rejoice to prove,
And live the life of holy love,
And only for Thy glory live!
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 >
Ernest Richard Kroeger (b. St. Louis, MO, 1862; d. St. Louis, 1934) wrote GAIRNEY BRIDGE in gospel-hymn style. The tune was set to Psalm 115 also in the 1912 Psalter. The tune should be sung in harmony, ably supported by organ articulation that points clearly to three beats per bar. The liturgical d…
Display Title: O God Of All-Redeeming GraceFirst Line: O God of all-redeeming graceTune Title: GAIRNEY BRIDGEAuthor: Charles WesleyMeter: 88.88.88Source: Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scripture (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762)