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Tremendous God, with humble fear

Tremendous God, with humble fear

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: STERLING (Harrison 11111)
Published in 15 hymnals

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1. Tremendous God, with humble fear,
Prostrate before Thy awful throne,
The irrevocable word we hear,
The sovereign righteous we own.

2. ’Tis fit we should to dust return
Since such the will of the Most High;
In sin conceived, to trouble born,
Born only to lament and die.

3. Submissive to Thy just decree,
We all shall soon from earth remove;
But when Thou sendest, Lord, for me,
O let the messenger be love!

4. Whisper Thy love into my heart,
Warn me of my approaching end;
And then I joyfully depart,
And then I to Thy arms ascend.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6896

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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Author: Charles Wesley



The Cyber Hymnal #6896
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