1 Savior, I know Thy gracious will,
Thou waitest for admittance still;
Thy knock, Thy mercy’s voice I hear,
And open wide my heart sincere;
I use the power my Lord doth give,
And gladly now Thyself receive.
2 Enter with all Thy fullness in,
And cast out this intruder, sin;
Challenge Thy dear bought property,
And pleased with what Thou bring’st to me,
The good which comes from Thee alone,
Vouchsafe to banquet on Thine own.
3 Nothing have I to offer Thee
But wretchedness and poverty:
O wouldst Thou in Thy servant find
The lowly, meek and patient mind;
Dispread Thine image o’er my breast,
And on Thy own perfection feast.
4 Then should I with my Savior sup,
To the third heaven at last caught up,
Obtain the bliss begun below,
The bliss I now would die to know;
Sit down, O King of saints, with Thee,
And feast to all eternity.
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 >
Display Title: Savior, I Know Thy Gracious WillFirst Line: Savior, I know Thy gracious willTune Title: ERLESDENEAuthor: Charles WesleyMeter: 88.88.88Source: Short Hymns, Vol. II (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762)