Savior, and can it be that Thou shouldst dwell with me

Savior, and can it be that Thou shouldst dwell with me

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 8 hymnals

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1. Savior, and can it be
That Thou shouldst dwell with me?
From Thy high and lofty throne,
Throne of everlasting bliss,
Will Thy majesty stoop down
To so mean a house as this?

2. I am not worthy, Lord,
So foul, so self-abhorred,
Thee, my God, to entertain
In this poor polluted heart:
I am a frail sinful man!
All my nature cries, Depart!

3. Yet come, Thou heav’nly guest,
And purify my breast;
Come, Thou great and glorious King,
While before Thy cross I bow;
With Thyself salvation bring,
Cleanse the house by entering now.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5944

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: Savior, and can it be that Thou shouldst dwell with me
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #5944
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Hymns and Psalms #541a

Hymns and Psalms #541b

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The Cyber Hymnal #5944

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