O Thou, Who Plead'st The Widow's Cause

O Thou, who plead’st the widow’s cause

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: MERIBAH (Mason)
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1 O Thou, who plead’st the widow’s cause,
Who only canst repair my loss,
And sweeten all my woe,
Distressed, disconsolate, forlorn,
Let me in Thy dear bosom mourn,
Nor other comfort know.

2 A desolate soul, Thou know’st, I am;
For Thou hast called me by my name,
Thy poor afflicted one,
Hast in the fiery furnace tried,
And chose a mourner for Thy bride,
When all my joys were gone.

3 The soul whom more than life I loved,
Thy jealous mercy hath removed,
To make me wholly Thine:
With streaming eyes the Hand I see,
And bow me to the just decree,
And bless the love Divine.

4 Still would I pour my mournful tears,
And all my solemn days, or years,
In sacred sadness spend;
Instant in strong effectual prayers,
Till death release me from my cares,
And faith in vision end.

5 For this I in Thy Spirit groan,
Forsaken, comfortless, alone
I would with God abide;
Cut off from man, to Jesus cleave,
And never for a moment leave
My heav’nly Bridegroom’s side.

6 Allow, dear Lord, the widow’s plea,
And oh! shut up my soul with Thee,
Against the nuptial feast;
Make ready for that glorious day,
And then Thy spotless bride convey
To Thine eternal rest.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11875

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 Thou, who plead’st the widow’s cause
Title: O Thou, Who Plead'st The Widow's Cause
Author: Charles Wesley
Source: Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1742, Vol. 2, Part 2
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #11875
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