Divine Providence

Thrice comfortable hope

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Thrice comfortable hope
That calms my stormy breast;
My Father’s hand prepares the cup,
And what he wills is best.

2 My fearful heart he reads;
Secures my soul from harms;
While underneath his mercy spreads
Its everlasting arms.

3 His skill infallible,
His providential grace,
His power and truth, that never fail,
Shall order all my ways.

4 [The fictious power of chance
And fortune I defy;
My life’s minutest circumstance
Is subject to his eye.]

5 O might I doubt no more,
But in his pleasure rest;
Whose wisdom, love, and truth, and power,
Engage to make me blest!

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #70

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: Thrice comfortable hope
Title: Divine Providence
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #70

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The Baptist Hymn Book #241

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