O, Welch Ein Heilig Werk

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1 O, welch ein heilig Werk,
Ließ Gott uns anvertrau’n
Daß wir in unserm Liebe ihm
Des Geistes Tempel bau’n.

2 Daß wir zu aller Zeit
Im Schaffen und im Ruh’n,
In Gottesfurcht und Bruderlieb’
Des Meisters Willen tun.

3 O rüfte du mich aus
Damit ich leben kann
In deinem Deinst zu deiner ehr’
Ein wahrer Gottesmann!

4 Lehr’ mich durch deinem Geist
Zu machen im Gebet;
Denn nur wer auch im Kleinsten treu,
Dereinst vor dir besteht

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13548

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 >

Translator: Herbert Von Berge

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Text Information

First Line: O, welch ein heilig Werk
Title: O, Welch Ein Heilig Werk
English Title: A charge to keep I have
Author: Charles Wesley
Translator: Herbert Von Berge
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain


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