What is our calling’s glorious hope

What is our calling’s glorious hope. Charles Wesley* (1707-1788). This hymn is formed from  the last six stanzas (9-14) of a hymn beginning ‘Jesu, Redeemer of Mankind’, first published in Hymns and Sacred Poems (1742). It was preceded by a quotation from Titus 2: 14: ‘Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from ALL Iniquity.’ It began with a denunciation of ‘sinners of a carnal mind’: Jesu, Redeemer of Mankind,   How little art Thou known By Sinners of a Carnal Mind   Who claim Thee for Their own; Who blasphemously call Thee Lord   With Lips, and Hearts unclean, But make Thee, while they slight Thy Word,   The minister of sin:… [This is not the same hymn as the one by Wesley used...

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