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Teach Me The Prophets Smooth To Shun

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1 Teach me the prophets smooth to shun
Who wrap their words in softest love,
But lead their fond disciples down
A spacious way to joys above:
O may I still my station keep,
Hold fast Thy Word, and cross, and name,
Beware the clothing of the sheep,
Beware the language of the Lamb!

2 Whoe’er for sin and Satan plead,
Fruits of the flesh they surely bear,
To Hell, not Heaven, their doctrines lead;
And there the specious prophets are!
These by the beastly mark we know,
The mark Thou hast Thyself assigned,
And on we to perfection go,
And leave the brethren false behind.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9856

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: Teach me the prophets smooth to shun
Title: Teach Me The Prophets Smooth To Shun
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Notes: Alternate tunes: SILVER CORD by George C. Stebbins; SWEET HOUR by William B. Bradbury
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9856
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