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The CHANGE.

From the German.

I.
1 JESU, whose Glory's streaming Rays,
2 Tho' duteous to thy high Command
3 Not Seraph's view with open Face,
4 But veil'd before thy Presence stand:
5 How shall weak Eyes of Flesh, weigh' down
6 With Sin, and dim with Error's Night,
7 Dare to behold thy awful Throne,
8 Or view thy unapproached Light?
II.
9 Restore my Sight! let thy free Grace
10 An Entrance to the Holiest give!
11 Open my Eyes of Faith! thy Face
12 So shall I see; yet seeing live.
13 Thy Golden Scepter from above
14 Reach forth: see my whole Heart I bow:
15 Say to my Soul, Thou art my Love,
16 My Chosen midst ten thousand Thou.
III.
17 O JESU, full of Grace! the Sighs
18 Of a sick Heart with Pity view!
19 Hark how my Silence speaks; and cries,
20 Mercy, Thou GOD of Mercy, shew!
21 I know Thou canst not but be Good!
22 How shouldst Thou, LORD, thy Grace restrain?
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23 Thou, LORD, whose Blood so largely flow'd
24 To save me from all Guilt and Pain.
IV.
25 Into thy gracious Hands I fall,
26 And with the Arms of Faith embrace!
27 O King of Glory, hear my Call!
28 O raise me, heal me by thy Grace!
29 Now Righteous thro' thy Wounds I am:
30 No Condemnation now I dread:
31 I taste Salvation in thy Name,
32 Alive in Thee my Living Head!
V.
33 Still let thy Wisdom be my Guide,
34 Nor take thy Light from me away:
35 Still with me let thy Grace abide,
36 That I from Thee may never stray.
37 Let thy Word richly in me dwell;
38 Thy Peace and Love my Portion be,
39 My Joy t' endure, and do thy Will,
40 Till perfect I am found in Thee l
VI.
41 Arm me with thy whole Armour, LORD,
42 Support my Weakness with thy Might:
43 Gird on my Thigh thy conq'ring Sword,
44 And shield me in the threat'ning Fight.
45 From Faith to Faith, from Grace to Grace,
46 So in thy Strength shall I go on,
47 Till Heav'n and Earth flee from thy Face,
48 And Glory end what Grace begun.

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Title (in Source Edition): The CHANGE. From the German.
Author: Rev. John Wesley (translator)
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Genres: hymn; translation

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Hymns and sacred poems: Published by John Wesley, ... and Charles Wesley, ... London: printed by William Strahan; and sold by James Hutton; and at Mr. Bray's, 1739, pp. 99-100. x,[6],223,[1]p.; 12⁰. (ESTC T31323; OTA K034809.000)

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