The sacred body of perfectness

The sacred body of perfectness

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 10 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The sacred bond of perfectness
Is spotless charity;
Oh, let us, Lord, we pray, possess
The mind that was in thee.

2 Grant this, and then from all below
Insensibly remove:
Our souls the change shall scarcely know,
Made perfect first in love.

3 With ease our souls through death shall glide
Into their paradise;
And thence on wings of angels ride
Triumphant through the skies.

4 Yet then the fullest joy is given,
The same delight we prove;
In earth, in paradise, in heaven,
Our all in all is love.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #462

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 sacred body of perfectness
Author: Charles Wesley



Instances (1 - 10 of 10)

Family and Social Melodies #d332

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #695

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New Hymn and Tune book #107c

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New Hymn and Tune Book #107c

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d755

The Church Hymn Book #d948

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The Heart and Voice #186c

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #233

The Spirit Minstrel. 2nd ed. #d79

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The Voice of Praise #462

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