Jesus, to Thee we fly
Jesus, to Thee we fly. Charles Wesley* (1707-1788).
This was the final hymn in Hymns for Ascension-Day, a small book of eleven pages first published in 1746, with a Second Edition in the same year. It had six stanzas:
Jesus, to Thee we fly, On Thee for Help rely: Thou our only Refuge art, Thou dost all our Fears control, Rest of every troubled Heart, Life of every dying Soul.
We lift our joyful Eyes, And see the dazling Prize, See the Purchase of thy Blood, Freely now to Sinners given; Thou the Living Way hast shew’d, Thou to us hast open’d Heaven.
We now Divinely bold Of thy Reward lay hold: All thy Glorious Joy is Ours, All the Treasures of thy Love:...
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