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Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley


TUNE: Diademata

Spirit of faith come down

Charles Wesley was possibly the most prolific hymn writer that ever lived. It is estimated that he wrote more than 6500 hymns. He was born In Epworth, Lincolnshire (UK) . Along side his brother, John, Charles was used mightily by God during the 18th century ‘Great Evangelical Awaking’.


Spirit of Faith come down,
Reveal the things of God,
And make to us the Godhead known,
And witness with the blood;
‘Tis Thine the blood to apply,
And give us eyes to see
Who did for every sinner die
Hath surely died for me.


No man can truly say
That Jesus is the Lord,
Unless Thou take the veil away,
And breathe the Living Word:
Then, only then we feel
Our interest in His blood,
And cry with unspeakable
Thou art my Lord my God.


I know my Saviour lives,
He lives who died for me,
My inmost soul His voice receives
Who hangs on yonder tree:
Set forth before my eyes
Even now I see Him bleed,
And hear His mortal groans, and cries,
While suffering in my stead.


O that the world might know
The great atoning Lamb!
Spirit of Faith, descend and show
The virtue of His name:
The grace which all may find,
The saving power impart,
And testify to all mankind,
And speak in every heart.


Inspire the living faith,
Which whoso’er receives
The witness in himself he hath,
And consciously believes;
The faith that conquers all,
And doth the mountain move,
And saves whoe’er on Jesus call,
And perfects them in love.