Thou hidden Source of calm repose
Thou hidden source of calm repose. Charles Wesley* (1707-1788).
From Volume I of Hymns and Sacred Poems (Bristol, 1749), published under Charles Wesley’s name alone. It was in ‘Part II’, entitled ‘Hymns for Believers’, where it was Hymn XXXI. It was in four stanzas:
Thou hidden Source of calm Repose, Thou all-sufficient Love Divine, My Help, and Refuge from my Foes, Secure I am, if Thou art mine, And lo! from Sin, and Grief, and Shame I hide me, Jesus, in thy Name.
Thy mighty Name Salvation is, And keeps my happy Soul above, Comfort it brings, and Power, and Peace, And Joy, and everlasting Love: To me with thy dear Name are given Pardon, and Holiness, and Heaven.
Jesu, my All in All...
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