Monday, March 27, 2023

I know that my Redeemer live, and ever prays for me

483 C.M.
The good pleasure of his will.

I KNOW that my Redeemer lives,
   And ever prays for me:
   A token of his love he gives,—
   A pledge of liberty.

2 I find him lifting up my head;
   He brings salvation near;
   His presence makes me free indeed,
   And he will soon appear.

3 He wills that I should holy he!
   What can withstand his will?
   The counsel of his grace in me
   He surely shall fulfil.

4 Jesus, I hang upon thy Word ;
   I steadfastly believe
   Thou wilt return, and claim me, Lord,
   And to thyself receive.

5 When God is mine, and I am his,
   Of paradise possess’d,
   I taste unutterabie bliss,
   And everlasting rest.
                        Charles Wesley
                        Methodist Episcopal hymnal (1870 edition)

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