The golden rule she has pursued

The golden rule she has pursued

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: CORNWALL (Wesley)
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 The golden rule she has pursued,
and did to others as she would others should do to her:
justice composed her upright soul,
justice did all her thoughts control, and formed her character.

2 Affliction, poverty, disease,
drew out her soul in soft distress, the wretched to relieve:
in all the works of love employed,
her sympathizing soul enjoyed the blessedness to give.

3 Her Savior in his members seen,
a stranger she received him in, an hungry Jesus fed,
tended her sick, imprisoned Lord,
and flew in all his wants to afford her ministerial aid.

4 A nursing mother to the poor,
for them she husbanded her store, her life, her all, bestowed;
for them she labored day and night,
in doing good her whole delight, in copying after God.

5 Away, my tears and selfish sighs!
The happy saint in paradise requires us not to mourn;
but rather keep her life in view,
and still her shining steps pursue, till all to God return.

Source: Global Praise 1 (Rev. ed.) #53

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: The golden rule she has pursued
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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