The World, Who Know Not God

The world, who know not God

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: GÖTTINGEN
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1 The world, who know not God,
Must hate the men that do,
And live by faith in Jesus’ blood,
And Jesus’ tempers show:
And if the sons of night
Usurp the Christian name,
They still abhor the sons of light,
In every age the same.

2 Their ignorance, we find
The ground of enmity,
That hatred of the carnal mind
Against Thy church and Thee:
But warned by Thee, our Lord,
We suffer all their ill,
Who every day deny Thy Word,
And every day fulfill.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11159

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 world, who know not God
Title: The World, Who Know Not God
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: SND
Source: Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scripture (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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