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Two are better far than one

Two are better far than one

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 8 hymnals

Full Text

1 Two are better far then one
For counsel or for fight;
How can one be warm alone?
Or serve his God aright?
Join we then our hearts and hands:
Each to love provoke his friend;
Run the way of his commands,
And keep it to the end.

2 Woe to him whose spirits droop!
To him who falls alone!
He has none to lift him up,
To help his weakness on:
Happier we each other keep;
We each other burdens bear,
Never need our footsteps slip,
Upheld by mutual prayer.

3 Who of twain has made us one,
Maintains our unity:
Jesus is the cornerstone,
In whom we all agree:
Servants of one common Lord
Sweetly of one heart and mind,
Who can break a threefold cord
Or part whom God hath joined?

4 Oh that all with us might prove
The fellowship of saints!
Find supplied in Jesu's love
What every member wants!
Grasp our high callings prize!
Feel our sins on earth forgiven!
And meet our head in heaven.

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

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: Two are better far than one
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English



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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church Including the Whole Collection of the Rev. J. Wesley #d64
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #487Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #483Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d291
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d299
Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians, recommended to the serious..(4th ed. improved) #301Page Scan
The Christian's Duty: exhibited in a series of hymns collected from various authors designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (2nd ed.) #CCCIPage Scan
The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (1st Ed.) #CCCITextPage Scan