Friday, June 02, 2023


885 25th P. M. 77, 87 77, 87.
Fearless in the fire of tribulation.

HEAD of the Church triumphant,
   We joyfully adore thee;
   Till thou appear, thy members here
   Shall sing like those in glory:
   We lift our hearts and voices
   With blest anticipation;
   And cry aloud, and give to God
   The praise of our salvation.

2 Thou dost conduct thy people
   Through torrents of temptation;
   Nor will we fear, while thou art near,
   The fire of tribulation:
   The world, with sin and Satan,
   In vain our march opposes;
   By thee we shall break through them all,
   And sing the song of Moses.

3 By faith we see the glory
   To which thou shalt restore us;
   The cross despise for that high prize
   Which thou hast set before us:
   And if thou count us worthy,
   We each, as dying Stephen,
   Shall see thee stand, at God’s right hand,
   To take us up to heaven.
                        Charles Wesley
                         Methodist Episcopal hymnal (1870 edition)

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