When I Am Weak, Then Am I Strong

Wilt thou not yet to me reveal

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Wilt thou not to me reveal
Thy new, unutterable name?
Tell me, I still beseech thee, tell?
To know it now resolved I am:
Wrestling, I will not let thee go,
Till I thy name, thy nature know.

2 What though my shrinking flesh complain,
And murmur to contend so long?
I rise superior to my pain:
When I am weak, then I am strong!
And when my all of strength shall fail,
I shall with the God-man prevail.

3 My strength is gone, my nature dies;
I sink beneath thy mighty hand;
Faint to revive--and fall to rise;
I fall, and yet by faith I stand:
I stand, and will not let thee go,
Till I thy name and nature know.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #431

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: Wilt thou not yet to me reveal
Title: When I Am Weak, Then Am I Strong
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in America #650

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Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages #116

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #348

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #348

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #650

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New Hymn and Tune book #287b

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New Hymn and Tune Book #287b

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The Heart and Voice #265d

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The Voice of Praise #431

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