C. Wesley


JESU, my Strength, my Hope,

On Thee I cast my care;

With humble confidence look up,

And know Thou hearest prayer.


Give me on Thee to wait,

Till I can all things do;

On Thee, almighty to create,

Almighty to renew.


I want a sober mind,

A self-renouncing will,

That tramples down and casts behind

The baits of pleasing ill;


I want a godly fear,

A quick discerning eye,

That looks to Thee when sin is near,

And sees the tempter fly;


A spirit e’er prepared,

And armed with jealous care,

Forever standing on its guard,

And watching unto prayer.


I rest upon Thy Word;

The promise is for me;

My succour and salvation, Lord,

Shall surely come from Thee.


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