Say, which of you would see the Lord

Say, which of you would see the Lord

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 24 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Say, which of you would see the Lord?
You all may now obtain the grace,
Behold him in the written word,
Where John unveils the Saviour's face.

2 Clear as the trumpet's voice he speaks
To every soul that turns his ear;
Amidst the golden candlesticks
He walks: and lo! he now is here.

3 Present to all believing souls,
Thy see him with an eagle's eye:
Down to his feet a garment rolls
Stain'd with a glorious crimson die.

4 A golden girdle binds his breast,
(Whence streams of consolation flow,
Milk for his new-born babes, who rest
In him, nor other comfort know.)

5 His form is as the Son of Man,
His eyes are as a flame of fire;
They dart a sin-consuming pain,
And life and joy divine inspire.

6 His spotless purity of soul,
We by a lovely emblem know,
His head and hair are white as wool,
White are they as the driven snow.

7 Glitter his feet like polish'd brass,
That long hath in the furnace shone,
Brighter than lightning in his face,
Brighter than the meridian sun.

8 As many waters sounds his word,
Seven stars he holds in his right-hand,
Out of his mouth a two-edg'd sword
Goes forth: before it who can stand?

9 Lord, at thy feet we fall as dead,
Lay thou right-hand upon our soul,
Scatter our fears, thy Spirit shed,
And all our unbelief controul.

10 Tell us, "I am the First and Last,
"Who liv'd and died for all, am I!
"And lo! my bitter death is past,
"And lo! I live no more to die:

11 "I have the keys of death and hell."
Amen! thy record we receive,
And wait till thou our spirits seal,
And All in All for ever live.



Source: A Pocket hymn-book, designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors (11th ed.) #CCLXXXI

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Say, which of you would see the Lord
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d510

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d308

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d523

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #138

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d298

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A Collection of Hymns #138

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A New Selection of Hymns #18

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

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A Pocket Hymn-book #281

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A Pocket Hymn-Book #CCLXXXI

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David's Companion #19

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Hymns and Sacred Poems #280

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d419

Pocket Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d219

Pocket Hymn Book, Designed as a Constant Companion. 25th ed. #d216

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d366

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The Latest Collection of Original and Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #44

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 35th ed. #d236

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. Rev. #d239

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

The Spiritual Songster. lst ed. #d96

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