1 Servant of God, and Son of Man,
Eternal Son of God Most High;
Fulfill the great redeeming plan,
Which brought Thee, Savior, from the sky,
Anointed by Thy Spirit and sealed,
With all His glorious fullness filled.
2 His soul’s delight, His best beloved,
Give us Thyself and Him to know;
The righteousness by God approved,
To us poor sinful Gentiles show;
The righteousness which faith imparts,
Impute, implant it on our hearts.
3 Jesus, for this we still attend,
Thy kingdom in the isles to prove,
The law of sin and death to end,
We wait for all the power of love;
The law of perfect liberty,
The law of life, which is in Thee!
4 O might it now from Thee proceed,
With Thee, into the souls of men;
Throughout the world Thy Gospel spread,
And let Thy glorious Spirit reign,
On all the ransomed race bestowed,
And fill the universe with God.
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: Servant of God, And Son Of ManFirst Line: Servant of God, and Son of ManTune Title: LEST WE FORGETAuthor: Charles WesleyMeter: 88.88.88Source: Hymns for the Nativity of Our Lord (London: William Strahan, 1745)