Weeps The Savior O'er His Foe

Weeps the Savior o’er His foe

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: [Sailor, though the darkness gathers] (Bliss)
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1 Weeps the Savior o’er His foe,
The vilest of mankind:
Need we arguments to show
His mercy unconfined?
Arguments His heart to prove,
Copious from His eyes they fall;
Every tear demonstrates love,
And love that died for all!

2 Still the streams of pity run,
And never, never cease,
Still He mourns a soul undone
By its own wickedness:
One who would from Him depart
He doth with His mercy see:
Grieves for me His melting heart,
His Spirit grieves for me!

3 Jesus, lengthen out my day,
That I Thy grace may know,
Grace which takes the stone away,
And makes the waters flow:
Touch me with Thy sacred grief,
Draw me to Thy wounded side;
Then Thy blood is my relief,
And speaks me justified.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12196

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: Weeps the Savior o’er His foe
Title: Weeps The Savior O'er His Foe
Author: Charles Wesley
Source: Cento from Short Hymns, 1762
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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