Where is my God, my joy, my hope

Where is my God, my joy, my hope

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 21 hymnals

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1 Whereis my God, my joy, my hope
The dear desire of nations where?
Jesus, to thee my soul looks up,
To thee directs her morning prayer;
And spreads her arms of faith abroad,
To embrace my hope, my joy, my God!

2 Mine eyes prevent the morning ray,
Looking, and longing for thy word:
Com, O my Jesus, come away,
And let my heart receive its Lord;
Which pants and struggles to be free,
And breaks to be detain'd from thee.

3 Appear in me bright Morning-Star,
And scatter all the shades of night!
I saw thee once, and came from far,
But quickly lost thy transient light;
And now again in darkness pine,
Till thou throughout my nature shine.

4 In patient hope I now take heed
To the sure word of promis'd grace,
Whose rays a feeble lustre shed,
Faint, glimmering through the darksome place;
Till thou thy glorious light impart,
And rise, the Day-Star in my heart.

5 Come, Lord, be manifested here,
And all the devil's works destroy;
Now without sin in me appear,
And fill with everlasting joy:
Thy beatific face display,
Thy presence is the perfect day.


Source: A Pocket hymn book, designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors #CCIX

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: Where is my God, my joy, my hope
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #495

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #495

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A Collection of Hymns #495

A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d329

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A Pocket hymn book, designed as a constant companion for the pious #CCIX

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A Pocket Hymn Book #CCIX

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A Pocket hymn-book, designed as a constant companion for the pious #CCIX

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A Pocket Hymn-book #209

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A Pocket Hymn-Book #CCIX

Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d371

Pocket Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d270

Pocket Hymn Book, Designed as a Constant Companion. 25th ed. #d273

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d467

The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d365

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 35th ed. #d292

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. Rev. #d297

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The Methodist Pocket Hymn-book, revised and improved #CCXCIX

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