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 verses. In the 1780 Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People called Methodists, verse 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 verse 2 line 6 was ‘hath bought us by his love’, changed in 1780 to ‘hath brought us…’. There were other minor changes to verses 1 and 2. In the 1780 Collection it was placed in...
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