Scripture Verse

There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in His excellency on the sky.@Deuteronomy 33:26
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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns and Sac­red Po­ems (Bris­tol, Eng­land: Fe­lix Far­ley, 1742), pag­es 248–49, alt.

Music: Je­shu­run Hen­ry J. Gaunt­lett (1805–1876) (🔊 pdf nwc)

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Henry J. Gauntlett
(1805–1876)
© National Portrait Gallery

None is like Jeshurun’s God,
So great, so strong, so high;
Lo! He spreads His wings abroad,
He rides upon the sky!
Israel, His first born son,
God, th’eternal God is thine,
See Him in thy help come down,
The excellence divine.

Thee the great Jehovah deigns
To succor and defend;
Thee th’eternal God sustains,
Thy maker, and thy friend;
Sinner, what hast thou to dread?
Safe from all impending harms,
God hath underneath thee spread
His everlasting arms.

God is thine; disdain to fear
The enemy within;
God shall in thy flesh appear,
And make an end to sin;
God the man of sin shall slay,
Fill thee with triumphant joy;
God shall thrust him out, and say
Destroy them all, destroy.

All the struggle then is o’er,
And wars and fightings cease;
Israel then shall sin no more,
But dwell in perfect peace;
All his enemies are gone,
Sin shall have in him no part,
Israel now shall dwell alone
With Jesus in his heart.

In a land of corn and wine
His lot shall be below;
Comforts there, and blessings join,
And milk and honey flow;
Jacob’s well is in his soul,
Gracious dew his heavens distill,
Fill his soul already full,
And shall forever fill.

Blest, O Israel, art thou,
What people is like thee?
Saved from sin by Jesus now,
Thou art and still shalt be.
Jesus is thy seven-fold shield,
Jesus is thy flaming sword;
Earth and hell and sin shall yield
To God’s almighty Word.

God’s almighty Word shall stand,
Thine enemies shall fall,
Fade away at His command,
And sink and perish all;
Liars shall they all be found,
All who cried, It cannot be!
Sin must always keep its ground
Must always dwell in thee.

Christ shall make Thee free indeed,
When He appears within;
Thou on self and pride shalt tread,
On all the strength of sin;
Thou shalt more than conquer it,
Thou shalt see it all depart,
See it dead beneath thy feet,
No longer in thy heart.

God, the gracious God and true,
Hath spoke the faithful Word;
He the mighty work shall do,
Our trust is in the Lord:
He the mountain shall remove,
He the sinner shall restore;
He shall me perfect in love,
And I shall sin no more.