1 Saw ye not the Cloud arise,
Little as an Human Hand?
Now it spreads along the Skies,
Hangs o'er all the thirsty Land,
Lo! the Promise of a Flow'r
Drops already from above,
But the Lord shall shortly pour
All the spirit of his Love.
2 Sons of God your Saviour praise,
He a Door hath open'd wide
He hath giv'n the word of Grace,
Jesu's Word is glorify'd:
Jesu's mighty to redeem,
He alone the Work hath wrought,
Worthy is the Work of him,
Who all Things to Being brought.
3 When he first the Work begun
Small and feeble was his Day,
Now the Word doth sweeftly run,
Now it spreads its glorious Way;
More and more it shines and grows,
Ever mighty to prevail;
Sins's strong Holds it now o'erthrows,
Shakes the trembling Gates of Hell.
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 >