Seeking the Power

Still for thy loving kindness, Lord

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: WARWICK (Stanley)
Published in 60 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Still, for Thy loving kindness, Lord,
I in Thy temple wait;
I look to find Thee in Thy word,
Or at Thy table meet.

2 Here in Thine own appointed ways
I wait to learn Thy will;
Silent I stand before Thy face,
And hear Thee say, "Be still!"

3 "Be still and know that I am God!"
'Tis all I live to know;
To feel the virtue of Thy blood,
And spread its praise below.

4 I wait my vigor to renew,
Thine image to retrieve;
The veil of outward things pass through,
And gasp in Thee to live.

5 I work, and own the labor vain,
And thus from works I cease.
I strive, and see my fruitless pain
Till God create my peace.


Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #289

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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