Scripture Verse

It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. Lamentations 3:22

Introduction

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns Oc­ca­sioned by the Earth­quake, March 8, 1750, Part 2 (Lon­don: Stra­han, 1750), num­ber 8.

Music: Kent Sam­u­el Stan­ley, in Twen­ty-Four Tunes in Four Parts, cir­ca 1800 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Stan­ley (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Lyrics

Rise every soul in Jesus’ name,
Who after Him aspires;
The wonders of His love proclaim,
And praise Him in the fires.

Amidst impending plagues and woes,
Extol His saving power:
Earth hath not yawned on us to close,
Or opened to devour.

Howe’er the wisdom of our God
With us tomorrow deal,
We were not yesterday destroyed,
We now are out of hell.

Wherefore our lives shall show His praise,
Long as our lives are giv’n,
Or snatched from earth obtain a place
Immoveable in Heav’n.