Son of God, if thy free grace

Son of God, if thy free grace

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 33 hymnals

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1 Son of God, if thy free grace
Again hath rais'd me up,
Call'd me still to seek thy face,
And giv'n me back my hope:
Still thy timely help afford,
And all thy loving kindness show:
Keep me, keep me, gracious lord,
And never let me go.

2 By me, O my Saviour, stand,
In sore temptation's hour!
Save me with thine out-stretch'd hand,
And shew forth all thy pow'r:
O be mindful of thy word,
Thine all-sufficient grace bestow:
Keep me, keep me, gracious Lord,
And never let me go.

3 Give me, Lord, a holy fear,
And fix it in my heart,
That I may from evil near
With speedy care depart.
Sin be more than hell abhor'd:
Till thou destroy the tyrant foe,
Keep me, keep me, gracious Lord,
And never let me go.

4 Never let me leave thy breast,
From thee, my Saviour stray;
Thou art my support and rest,
My true and living way;
My exceeding great reward,
In heav'n above, and earth below:
Keep me, keep me, gracious Lord,
And never let me go.

Source: A Pocket Hymn Book: designed as a constant companion for the pious, collected from various authors (9th ed.) #LIII

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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