Jesu, we look to thee
Jesu, we look to thee. Charles Wesley* (1707-1788).
First published in Hymns and Sacred Poems (1749), Volume 1, in four 8-line DSM stanzas. A few words were altered and the last verse was omitted when the hymn was included in John Wesley*’s A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People called Methodists (1780):
Thou wilt to us make known
Thy Nature and thy Name
Us who our Utmost Saviour own
From every Touch of Blame,
From every Word and Deed,
From every Thought unclean,
Our Jesus, ’till our Souls are freed
From all Remains of Sin.
In the 1904 Methodist Hymn Book the remaining text was set out in six 4-line verses. MHB (1933), followed by HP (1983) omitted stanza 2a...
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