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Sinners, approach your dying Lord

Sinners, approach your dying Lord

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 12 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Sinners, approach your dying Lord,
And find your happiness restor'd:
His proffer'd benefits embrace,
The plenitude of gospel grace:

2 A pardon written with his blood,
The favour and the peace of God;
The seeing eye, the feeling sense,
The trembling joys of penitence:

3 The godly fear, the pleasing smart,
The meltings of a broken heart:
The tears that tell your sins forgiven:
The sighs that waft your souls to heaven;

4 The guiltless shame, the sweet distress,
Th'unutterable tenderness:
The genuine meek humility;
The wonder, "Why such love to me?"

5 The o'erwhelming power of saving grace,
The sight that veils the seraph's face,
The speechless awe that dares not move,
And all the silent heaven of love!

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #184

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: Sinners, approach your dying Lord
Author: Charles Wesley



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Christian Melodies #316

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Christian Melodies #316

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d801

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #184

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Hymns, Selected and Original #184

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Hymns #184

Select Hymns #d405

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Select Hymns #157

Village Hymns #d486

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #62

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #62

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Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original #62

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