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Charles WesleyCharles Wesley (1707-1788), who wrote hundreds of hymns and poems, was one of the most prolific English poets. His hymns witness to the power of God in Christ today and in every age. He and his brother John Wesley founded Methodism. The Global Praise program offers resources that celebrate the life, work, and message of this powerful servant of God.

The hymns in this section can also be found in The United Methodist Hymnal.

 

And Are We Yet Alive

Words: Charles Wesley, 1749
Music: Johann G. Nageli; arr. by Lowell Mason, 1845

Listen to the Music

1.
And are we yet alive,
and see each other's face?
Glory and thanks to Jesus give
for his almighty grace!

2.
Preserved by power divine
to full salvation here,
again in Jesus' praise we join,
and in his sight appear.

3.
What troubles have we seen,
what mighty conflicts past,
fightings without, and fears within,
since we assembled last!

4.
Yet out of all the Lord
hath brought us by his love;
and still he doth his help afford,
and hides our life above.

5.
Then let us make our boast
of his redeeming power,
which saves us to the uttermost,
till we can sin no more.

6.
Let us take up the cross
till we the crown obtain,
and gladly reckon all things loss
so we may Jesus gain.

Thanks to HymnSite.com for providing this public domain midi file and text.