O What Delight Is This

O what delight is this

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: STATE STREET
Published in 17 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O what delight is this,
Which now in Christ we know,
An earnest of our glorious bliss,
Or heaven begun below!

2 When He the table spreads,
How royal is the cheer!
With rapture we lift up our heads,
And own that God is here.

3 The Lamb for sinners slain,
Who died to die no more,
Let all the ransomed sons of men,
With all His hosts adore.

4 Let earth and heaven be joined,
His glories to display,
And hymn the Savior of mankind
In one eternal day.

Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #540

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 what delight is this
Title: O What Delight Is This
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #540

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