O wondrous power of faithful prayer

O wondrous power of faithful prayer

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 41 hymnals

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1 O wond'rous power of faithful prayer!
What tongue can tell th' almighty grace?
God's hands or bound or open are,
As Moses or Elijah prays;
Let Moses in the spirit groan,
And God cries out! "Let me alone!"

2 "Let me alone, that all my wrath
"May rise the wicked to consume,
"While justice hears thy praying faith,
"It cannot seal the sinners doom;
"My Son is in my servant's prayer,
"And Jesus forces me to spare."

3 O blessed word of Gospel-grace,
Which now we for our Israel plead!
A faithless and backsliding race,
Whom thou hast out of Egypt freed;
O do not then in wrath chastise,
Nor let thy whole displeasure rise!

4 Father, we ask in Jesus's name:
In Jesus's power and spirit pray!
Divert thy vengeful thunder's aim!
O turn thy threatning wrath away!
Our guilt and punishment remove,
And magnify thy pardoning love!

5 Father, regard thy pleading Son,
Accept his all availing prayer,
And send a peaceful answer down
In honour of our Spokesman there!
Whose blood proclaims our sins forgiven,
And speaks thy rebels up to heaven.

Source: A Pocket Hymn Book: designed as a constant companion for the pious, collected from various authors (9th ed.) #HXVI

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 wondrous power of faithful prayer
Author: Charles Wesley
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 41 of 41)

A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d471

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d660

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d664

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d663

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #832

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d281

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d479

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #133

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #133

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #298

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A Collection of Hymns #L287

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A Collection of Hymns #133

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A Collection of Hymns #297

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A Pocket Hymn Book #HXVI

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A Pocket hymn-book, designed as a constant companion for the pious #CCXLVI

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A Pocket Hymn-book #246

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A Pocket Hymn-Book #CCXLVI

Family and Social Melodies #d272

Free Methodist Hymnal #d489

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d405

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #735

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #735

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d380

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #560

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d635

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Methodist Hymn-Book #380

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New Hymn and Tune book #279e

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New Hymn and Tune Book #279e

Pocket Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d203

Pocket Hymn Book, Designed as a Constant Companion. 25th ed. #d199

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d341

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d621

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The Heart and Voice #262b

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #493

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 35th ed. #d217

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. Rev. #d220

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The Methodist Pocket Hymn-book, revised and improved #CXXIII

The Sacred Lyre #d222

The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #d435

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