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Were I built upon the Rock,
They never could prevail.
Extend Thy ample shade ;
And screen my naked head :
Till I am fixed on Thee.
And make me surely stand;
Cover me with Thy hand :
Of everlasting love. 636 (557) L.M. 6 lines. C. Wesley. 1739.
Isa. xliii. 2.
Who formed me man, forbids my fear :
The Lord protects for ever near ;
And still He loves and guards His own. 2 When passing through the watery deep,
I ask in faith His promised aid,
And shrink from my devoted head;
They cannot harm, for God is there. 3 To Him mine eye of faith I turn,
And through the fire pursue my way:
The lambent flames around me play;
4 Still nigh me, O my Saviour stand!
And guard in fierce temptation's hour;
Show forth in me Thy saving power ;
Nor earth nor hell shall pluck me thence.
(Good as Thou art, and strong to save,)
Upborne by the unyielding wave,
And yawning whirlpools of despair,
And sorrow's waves around me roll,
And half o'erwhelm my sinking soul,
And hear a whisper, “ Peace, be still !"
Unhurt, on snares and deaths I'll tread ;
Pour all its flames upon my head,
And flourish, unconsumed, in fire, 637 (509)
108 & 118. C. WESLEY. 1742. OMNIPOTENT Lord, my Saviour and King, U Thy succour afford, Thy righteousness bring : Thy promises bind Thee compassion to have;
Now, now let me find Thee almighty to save. 2 Rejoicing in hope, and patient in grief,
To Thee I look up for certain relief;
Nor start from the trial, while Jesus is near. 3 I every hour in jeopardy stand;
But Thou art my power, and holdest my hand :
4 O who can explain this struggle for life!
This travail and pain, this trembling and strife! Plague, earthquake, and famine, and tumult, and
The wonderful coming of Jesus declare! (war, 5 For every fight is dreadful and loud !
The warrior's delight is slaughter and blood,
But this is with burning, and fuel of fire.
His love all-victorious shall conquer for me. 7 He all shall break through ; His truth and His
Shall bring me into the plentiful place, grace Through much tribulation, through water and fire,
Through floods of temptation, and flames of desire. 8 On Jesus, my power, till then I rely;
All evil before His presence shall fly :
And Jesus for ever shall reign in my heart. 638 (510)
C.M. C. Wesley. 1742.
L “ Sit Thou, in glory sit,
To bow beneath Thy feet.”
What can my hopes withstand,
Enthroned at God's right hand ?
All power to Thee is given,
Of hell, and earth, and heaven.
Master, Thy right maintain !
In me Thy servant reign !
5 Come, then, and claim me for Thine own;
Saviour, Thy right assert!
And reign within my heart !
And, sitting at Thy feet,
With all my soul submit.
As angels do above;
The triumphs of Thy love.
To all I shall proclaim,
Bow down to Jesu's Name.”
And every foe shall fall,
And God is all in all.
8.M. C. WESLEY. 1749. AWAY, my needless fears,
H And doubts no longer mine;
A messenger divine.
That calms my troubled breast;
And what He wills is best.
And suits the Will Divine ;
I know it shall be mine.
To frustrate His decree,
By Heaven designed for me.
5 Here then I doubt no more,
But in His pleasure rest,
Engage to make me blest. 6 To accomplish His design
The creatures all agree;
. C.M. TURNER. (1787.) AITH adds new charms to earthly bliss,
And saves me from its snares;
And softens all my cares ;
And lights the sacred fire
And feeds the pure desire.
The healing balm to give;
Where endless pleasures reign ;
Nor bids me seek in vain.
With the Redeemer's blood;
Upon a faithful God.
Till this vile body dies ;
At once to glory rise. 641 (511)
S.M. C. WESLEY. 1749. CESUS, the Conqueror, reigns,
In glorious strength arrayed,