Scripture Verse

I know thy works. Revelation 2:2

Introduction

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 2, num­ber 828, page 415.

Music: Bar­bu­da Ira D. San­key, Gems of Song (New York and Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1901), page 11 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ira D. Sankey
(1840–1908)

Lyrics

Happy the man, who poor and low,
Less goodness in himself conceives
Than Christ doth of His servant know,
Who saved from self-reflection lives,
Unconscious of the grace bestowed,
Simply resigned, and lost in God.

Himself he cannot perfect call,
Or to the meanest saint prefer,
Meanest himself, and least of all:
And when the glorious character
His spotless soul with Christ receives,
His fate—to that great day he leaves.