Hymn of the day (a bloggers return)

by Richard on August 17, 2014

My apologies for dropping out, and my thanks to Kim for stepping in to the breach. Here’s a bit of Wesley to begin to put my blogging back on track.

JESUS, in whom the weary find
Their late, but permanent repose,
Physician of the sin-sick mind,
Relieve my wants, assuage my woes;
And let my soul on thee be cast,
Till life’s fierce tyranny be past.

Loosed from my God, and far removed,
Long have I wandered to and fro,
O’er earth in endless circles roved,
Nor found whereon to rest below:
Back to my God at last I fly,
For O, the waters still are high!

Selfish pursuits, and nature’s maze,
The things of earth, for thee I leave;
Put forth thy hand, thy hand of grace,
Into the ark of love receive,
Take this poor fluttering soul to rest,
And lodge it, Saviour, in thy breast.

Fill with inviolable peace,
Stablish and keep my settled heart;
In thee may all my wanderings cease,
From thee no more may I depart;
Thy utmost goodness called to prove,
Loved with an everlasting love!

Charles Wesley

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Kim 08.17.14 at 7:58 am

Terrific hymn to mark your welcome return, mate. I can’t remember having come across it, so I immediately went to Hymns and Psalms — and, astonishingly, it’s not there! Then I googled the index for the new Singing the Faith - and it’s not there either! Am I missing something? Otherwise, egregious omissions (in my humble Reformed opinion), egregious.

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Richard 08.17.14 at 8:11 am

Thanks Kim. This is one I’ve never sung, though the words are wonderful. It was in the old Methodist Hymn Book, but it should be no surprise that it didn’t mke it into Singing The Faith. Little by Wesley has survived unscathed in that volume I’m afraid.

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