Help us to help each other, Lord
Help us to help each other, Lord. Charles Wesley* (1707-1788).
These are stanzas from a hymn first published in Hymns and Sacred Poems (1742), where it began ‘Try us, O God, and search the Ground’. It was entitled ‘A Prayer for Persons join’d in Fellowship’, and had four parts. The text beginning ‘Help us...’, which is the normal selection, was from Part I, beginning
Try us, O God, and search the Ground
Of Every Sinful Heart,
Whate’er of Sin in Us is found
O bid it All depart.
When to the Right or Left we stray
Leave us not Comfortless,
But guide our Feet into the Way
Of Everlasting Peace.
Help us to help each other, Lord, Each other’s Cross to bear,Let Each...
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