What Good Remains In Me?

What good remains in me?

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: OLIVET (Dykes)
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1 What good remains in me?
An impotent desire,
A spark of faint sincerity,
But ready to expire:
Father, Thy Spir’t bestow,
I ask in Jesu’s name;
And thus I strengthen it, and blow
The spark into a flame.

2 Lord, to Thy cross I flee
In my extreme distress,
And take the strength laid up on Thee
To help my feebleness:
Grace unto them that faint
Thou promisest to give,
And sure as grace supplies my want,
My dying soul shall live.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7016

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 >

Text Information

First Line: What good remains in me?
Title: What Good Remains In Me?
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: D
Source: Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scripture (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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