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The World He Made He Still Sustains

The world He made He still sustains

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: ABSCHIED
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 The world He made He still sustains,
When then dost thou, O Israel, say,
"My God forgets His people’s pains;
His Jacob is a castaway"?

2 Repent thee of thy peevish haste,
Recall the rash desponding word,
No more complain, "The hour is past,
And I have wearied out my Lord."

3 Hast thou not heard, hast thou not known,
The everlasting God, that laid
The earth’s foundations, rules alone,
Nor faints to bear the world He made?

4 Jehovah is unchangeable,
His ways, and thought, are not as ours,
He cheers the languid souls that fail,
And quickens all their drooping powers.

5 Gently He lifts the fallen up,
He gives them faith, and faith’s increase,
Revives their feeble, dying hope,
And fills with love, and joy and peace.

6 Blasted, the vigor of the young
Shall fade, and suddenly decay;
The bold, and confident, and strong,
Shall fear, despair, and die away.

7 But they who wait upon the Lord
Shall surely find His promise true,
Receive the quickening powerful Word,
And, born of God, their strength renew.

8 Their willing souls from sin set free,
Shall swiftly in His statutes move,
Shall walk in glorious liberty,
Shall fly upon the wings of love.

9 With eagle’s wings their souls shall rise,
Steady and strong to Heaven soar,
Regain on earth their native skies,
And faint, and fall, and sin no more.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11105

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 >

Text Information

First Line: The world He made He still sustains
Title: The World He Made He Still Sustains
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1742
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #11105
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)



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