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O love, I languish at thy stay

O love, I languish at thy stay

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: SURREY
Published in 14 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

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1 O love, I languish at thy stay,
I pine for thee with lingering smart,
Weary, and faint through long delay,
When wilt thou come into my heart?
From sin and sorrow set me free,
And swallow up my soul in thee!

2 Come, O thou universal good,
Balm of the wounded conscience, come,
The hungry, dying spirit’s food,
The weary, wandering pilgrim’s home,
Haven to take the shipwrecked in,
My everlasting rest from sin.

3 Be thou, O love, whatever I want,
Support my feebleness of mind,
Relieve the thirsty soul, the faint
Revive, illuminate the blind,
The mournful cheer, the drooping lead,
And heal the sick, and raise the dead.

4 Come, O my comfort and delight,
My strength and health, my shield and sun,
My boast, and confidence, and might,
My joy, my glory, and my crown,
My Gospel hope, my calling’s prize,
My tree of life, my paradise.

5 The secret of the Lord thou art,
The mystery so long unknown,
Christ in a pure and perfect heart,
The name inscribed in the white stone,
The life divine, the little leaven,
My precious pearl, my present heaven.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11117

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 love, I languish at thy stay
Author: Charles Wesley
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #11117
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