The Sinners How Blest

The sinners how blest who pardon receive!

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: AIRLIE
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 The sinners how blest, who pardon receive!
In trouble we rest, in dying we live,
In danger secure, whom Jesus hath loved,
Our footing is sure, though earth is removed.

2 The hairs of our head, are registered all,
Not one, He hath said, shall perish, or fall,
Without the permission of infinite grace,
Whose blessèd decision we gladly embrace.

3 While thus we confide in Jesus’ blood,
Whatever betide, shall turn to our good,
When sorrows surround us, our joys shall increase,
And earthquakes shall ground us in permanent peace.

5 Plague, famine, and war but quicken our hope,
And bid us prepare, and bid us look up;
Assured by each warning, His kingdom is near,
The Lord is returning, and soon shall appear.

6 Appear in the skies, thou Savior of men,
Our bodies shall rise to meet Thee again,
Entombed in the center, we shall be restored,
And gloriously enter the joy of our Lord.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8938

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 sinners how blest who pardon receive!
Title: The Sinners How Blest
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Source: Hymns Occasioned by the Earthquake, March 8, 1750 Part 2 (London: Strahan, 1750)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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