1. Savior, we now rejoice in hope,
That Thou at last will take us up;
With daily triumph we proclaim,
And bless and magnify Thy name,
And wait Thy greatness to adore
When time and death shall be no more.
2. Till then with us vouchsafe to stay,
And keep us pure from sin today;
Thy great confirming grace bestow,
And guard us all our days below;
And ever mightily defend,
And save Thy servants to the end.
3. Still let us, Lord, by Thee be blest,
Who in Thy guardian mercy rest:
Extend Thy mercy’s arms to me,
The weakest soul that trusts in Thee;
And never let me lose Thy love,
Till I, e’en I, am crowned above.
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 >