WEARY of wandering from my God
And now made willing to return,
I hear, and bow me to the rod;
For thee, not without hope, I mourn.
I have an advocate above,
A friend before the throne of love.
2 O Jesus, full of truth and grace,
More full of grace than I of sin,
Yet once again I seek thy face,
Open thine arms and take me in,
And freely my backslidings heal
And love the faithless sinner still.
3 Thou knowest the way to bring me back,
My fallen spirit to restore;
O for thy truth and mercy’s sake
Forgive, and bid me sin no more!
The ruins of my soul repair
And make my heart a house of prayer.
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 >