They who Jesus' followers are

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1 They who Jesus’ followers are
and enjoy his faithful care,
by a mutual, hearty love
their belief in Jesus prove.

2 By your reconciling love
ev'ry stumbling-block remove;
each to each unite, endear;
come, and spread your banner here.

3 Let us each for others care,
Each another's burden bear,
To your church a pattern give,
showing how believers live.

4 May it to the world appear
that we your disciples are
by our loving mutually,
by our Christian unity.

Source: Moravian Book of Worship #672

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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Robin Leaver, "The origins of the tune SAVANNAH," HSGBI Bulletin 153, vol. 10, no. 1 (January 1982), pp. 26–30.

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