Ye Full, of Confidence Unfound

Ye full, of confidence unfound

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: EVANSTON (Holbrook)
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Ye full, of confidence unfound,
Ye rich, if gifts and faith untried,
Whose joys which nature mixt abound,
Self-praise, self-pleased, self-satisfied,
Slight not your aged fathers poor,
Nor boast your own salvation sure.

2 Ye talkers of your perfect love,
Who kings, without your teachers, reign,
As pillars in the church above,
That never can go out again,
Be warned; or pride will cast you down,
And Satan rob you of your crown.

3 We wish your full perfection here,
We wish your soothing dreams were true,
That faith's almighty Finisher
Had formed your sinless souls anew,
Stablished, enthroned in lasting peace,
In all the heights of holiness.

4 O were the fiend expelled indeed
From all who fancy him expelled!
Extirpated the sinful seed,
Th'original wound completely healed,
The kingdom in your hearts restored,
And every servant as his Lord!

5 Then would your guides their charge attend
With joy, and not with grief and pain,
Your meek and lowly love commend,
And sharers of your triumph reign.
See all their flock o'er Jordan past,
And enter into rest– the last.

Source: The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal: official hymnal of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church #397

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: Ye full, of confidence unfound
Title: Ye Full, of Confidence Unfound
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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