To Whom In Peril And Distress

To whom in peril and distress

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: FRANCES (McGranahan)
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1 To whom in peril and distress
While growing ills our land oppress,
Should we for refuge fly?
Jesus, from age to age the same,
We find, confiding in Thy name,
The strength of Israel nigh.

2 Of wars and rumored wars we hear,
But Thy command forbids our fear,
And unbelieving haste;
In Thee our quiet souls we hide
And safe beneath Thy wings abide,
Till every storm is past.

3 Our only care Thy grace to gain
And steadfast in the faith remain
Which sweetly works by love,
To prove Thine acceptable will
And all Thy dear commands fulfill
As angels do above.

4 Us, whom Thy mind and Spirit arm,
Nor sword nor pestilence can harm,
Nor earth or hell annoy;
The plagues that on the wicked seize
Can never interrupt our peace,
Or rob us of our joy.

5 We thus to meet our God prepare,
By constant watchfulness and prayer,
By toils of love renewed,
Assured that all events shall join
Accomplishing Thy blest design
In our eternal good.

6 O Son of Man, O God most high
We on Thy faithful word rely
For persevering grace,
Till fully saved and counted meet
We stand, in holiness complete,
Before Thy glorious face.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12903

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: To whom in peril and distress
Title: To Whom In Peril And Distress
Author: Charles Wesley
Source: The Unpublished Poetry of Charles Wesley (Vol. III) (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1992
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


FRANCES (McGranahan)

Better known for his gospel songs than his hymn tunes, James McGranahan (PHH 99) wrote FRANCES in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Copyrighted in 1901 by McGranahan, the tune was set to this text in the 1912 Psalter and in every edition of the Psalter Hymnal. FRANCES is a rousing tune with…

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