Scripture Verse

Strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die. Revelation 3:2

Introduction

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John B. Dykes
1823–1876

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 2, num­ber 838.

Music: Ol­iv­et (Dykes) John B. Dykes, 1870 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Wesley
1707–1788

Lyrics

What good remains in me?
An impotent desire,
A spark of faint sincerity,
But ready to expire:
Father, Thy Spir’t bestow,
I ask in Jesu’s name;
And thus I strengthen it, and blow
The spark into a flame.

Lord, to Thy cross I flee
In my extreme distress,
And take the strength laid up on Thee
To help my feebleness:
Grace unto them that faint
Thou promisest to give,
And sure as grace supplies my want,
My dying soul shall live.