Your duty let the Apostle show

Your duty let the Apostle show

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Your duty let th'apostle show;
ye ought, ye ought to labor so,
in Jesus' cause employed,
your calling's works at times pursue,
and keep th'apostle Paul in view,
and use your hands for God.

2 Work for the weak, and sick, and poor,
raiment and food for them procure,
and mindful of God's Word,
enjoy the blessedness to give,
lay out your gettings to relieve
the members of your Lord.

3 Your labor which proceeds from love,
Jesus shall graciously approve,
with full felicity,
with brightest crowns your loan repay,
and tell you in that joyful day
"Ye did it unto Me."

Source: Global Praise 1 (Rev. ed.) #54

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: Your duty let the Apostle show
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Global Praise 1 (Rev. ed.) #54

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