Wearied in the Strife of Sin

Wearied in the strife of sin

Author: Edward Henry Bickersteth
Tune: INFANTS' PRAYER (Holmes)
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Wearied in the strife of sin,
Foes without and fears within;
Listen, look, I hear, I see,
Jesus, crucified for me.

2 Listen, how He pleads “Forgive”:
Look, my soul, on Him and live;
All my guilt on Jesus laid,
Perfect reconcilement made.

3 Counting all the world but loss,
Let me clasp the blood-stain’d cross;
What can sinners crave beside
Jesus only, crucified?

4 Resting in His love, forgiven,
Thoughts will come of home and heaven;
Listen, look, I hear, I see!
Jesus crowned, and crowned for me.

5 Listen to His mighty prayer;
He would have me with Him there,
With the saints before His throne,
Clothed in glory like His own.

6 Look, He reigns for ever now!
Many crowns are on His brow;
By His Father’s side adored—
Priest and King, and God and Lord.

7 Yea, Amen; Thy will be done—
All my prayers are breathed in one;
Jesus, let me rest in Thee,
Crucified and crowned for me.

Source: Hymns of Consecration and Faith #26

Author: Edward Henry Bickersteth

Bickersteth, Edward Henry, D.D., son of Edward Bickersteth, Sr. born at Islington, Jan. 1825, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A. with honours, 1847; M.A., 1850). On taking Holy Orders in 1848, he became curate of Banningham, Norfolk, and then of Christ Church, Tunbridge Wells. His preferment to the Rectory of Hinton-Martell, in 1852, was followed by that of the Vicarage of Christ Church, Hampstead, 1855. In 1885 he became Dean of Gloucester, and the same year Bishop of Exeter. Bishop Bickersteth's works, chiefly poetical, are:— (l) Poems, 1849; (2) Water from the Well-spring, 1852; (3) The Rock of Ages, 1858 ; (4) Commentary on the New Testament, 1864; (5) Yesterday, To-day, and For Ever, 1867; (6) The Spirit of Life, 1868;… Go to person page >

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First Line: Wearied in the strife of sin
Title: Wearied in the Strife of Sin
Author: Edward Henry Bickersteth
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Hymns of Consecration and Faith #26

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