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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