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. In the 1780 Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People called Methodists, stanza 4 was omitted: Jesus, to Thee we bow, And for thy Coming wait: Give us for Good some Token Now In our imperfect State; Apply the Hallowing Word, Tell Each who looks for Thee, Thou shalt be perfect as thy Lord, Thou shalt be all like me! In 1749 stanza 2 line 6 was ‘hath bought us by his love’, changed in 1780 to ‘hath brought us…’. There were other minor changes to stanzas 1 and 2. In the 1780 Collection it...

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