Scripture Verse

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. 3 John 4

Introduction

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 2, num­ber 811.

Music: Me­ri­bah Lo­well Ma­son, 1839 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lowell Mason
(1792–1872)

Lyrics

Jesus, to me the joy impart,
Which fills a faithful pastor’s heart
While I my children see
Walk as the heirs to joys above,
Walk in the truth of holy love,
And genuine piety.

Then would I cheerfully resign
My soul into the hands divine
And sing, at my release,
Now lettest Thou Thy servant, Lord,
Depart, according to Thy Word,
In everlasting peace.