Lord, in the strength of grace
Lord, in the strength of grace. Charles Wesley* (1707-1788).
From Short Hymns on Select Passages of the Holy Scriptures (1762), volume 1 page 194, on 1 Chronicles 29: 5. Like many of the ‘Short Hymns’, this is a one-stanza hymn of eight lines. The text was as follows in 1762:
Lord, in the strength of grace, With a glad heart and free Myself, my residue of days, I consecrate to thee; Thy ransom’d servant, I Restore to thee thine own, And from this moment live, or die, To serve my God alone.
It was preceded by a slightly modified sentence from the end of 1 Chronicles 29: 5: ‘Who is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the Lord?’ Line 6 is a further echo...
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