And are we yet alive
And are we yet alive. Charles Wesley* (1707-1788).
First published in Hymns and Sacred Poems (1749), volume II, one of a series of ‘Hymns for Christian Friends’. It had four 8-line stanzas:
And are we yet alive, And see Each other’s Face?Glory, and Thanks to Jesus give For his Almighty Grace: Preserv’d by Power Divine To full Salvation here,Again in Jesu’s Praise we join, And in his Sight appear.
What Troubles have we seen, What mighty Conflicts past,Fightings without, and Fears within, Since we assembled last! Yet out of all the Lord Hath bought us by his Love,And still He doth his Help afford, And hide our Life above.
Then let us make our Boast Of his Redeeming...
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