Opening Worship

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1 O thou, whom all thy saints adore,
We now with all thy saints agree,
And bow our inmost souls before
Thy glorious, awful Majesty.

2 The King of Nations, we proclaim,
Who would not our great Sovereign fear?
We long t' experience all thy name,
And now we come to meet thee here.

3 We come, great God, to seek thy face,
And for thy loving kindness wait;
And O how dreadful is this place!
’Tis God’s own house, ’tis heaven’s gate.

4 Tremble our hearts to find thee nigh;
To thee our trembling hearts aspire;
And lo! we see descend from high
The pillar, and the flame of fire.

5 Still let it on th' assembly stay,
And all the house with glory fill;
To Canaan’s bounds point out the way,
And lead us to thy holy hill.

6 There let us all with Jesus stand,
And join the general church above,
And take our seats at thy right-hand,
And sing thine everlasting love.

7 Come, Lord, our souls are on the wing,
Now on Thy great white throne appear,
And let my eyes behold my King,
And let me see my Saviour there.

Source: A Pocket hymn-book, designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors (11th ed.) #CCLXXX

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 whom all thy saints adore
Title: Opening Worship
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



HOLY HILL (Pontius)


HURSLEY is a Protestant French Huguenot melody by an anonymous composer.

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