O Jesus, in pity draw near

O Jesus, in pity draw near

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 11 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O Jesus, in pity draw near;
Come quickly to help a lost soul;
To comfort a mourner, appear,
And make a poor penitent whole:
The balm of thy mercy apply;
Thou seest the sore anguish I feel;
Save, Lord, or I perish, I die;
Oh, save, or I sink into hell.

2 I sink, if thou longer delay
Thy pardoning mercy to show;
Come quickly, and kindly display
The power of thy passion below:
By all thou has done for my sake
One drop of thy blood I implore;
Now, now let it touch me, and make
The sinner, a sinner no more.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #424

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 Jesus, in pity draw near
Author: Charles Wesley



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

General Baptist Hymn Book #d352

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d352

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #419

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Hymns of the Church Militant #134

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New Hymn and Tune book #385b

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New Hymn and Tune Book #385b

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d567

The American Hymn and Tune Book, Newly Revised and Especially Adapted to Vestry Use #d100

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The Guiding Star for Sunday Schools #65

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The Heart and Voice #341b

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The Voice of Praise #424

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