See, gracious Lord, with pitying eyes

See, gracious Lord, with pitying eyes

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 14 hymnals

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1 See, gracious Lord, with pitying Eyes,
Beneath thy hand a Sufferer lies,
Thy Mercy, not thine Anger proves;
And sick he is whom Jesus Loves.

2 His to thine own Afflictions join,
Accept, exalt, and count them thine;
Thy Passion which remains fulfill,
And suffer in thy Members still.

3 His Sickness feel, endure his Pain,
His Burden bear, his Cross sustain;
Grieve in his Griefs, and sigh his Sighs,
And breathe his Wishes to the Skies.

4 Enter his Heart, possess him whole,
Inspire and actuate his Soul;
Himself no longer let it be
That suffers, or that lives but thee.

5 Thyself through Suff'rings Perfect made,
Conform him thus to thee his Head;
Refine, and raise his Virtue high'r,
When tri'd and purified by Fire.

6 So when his Eyes behold thee near,
And thou his hidden Life appear;
Bright in thy Likeness shall he shine,
And glorious All, and all Divine.

Source: The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (1st Ed.) #CCLIII

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: See, gracious Lord, with pitying eyes
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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