Charles 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.
Jesus, Lord, We Look to Thee
Words: Charles Wesley, 1749
Music: Foundery Collection, 1742
Jesus, Lord, we look to thee;
let us in thy name agree;
show thyself the Prince of Peace,
bid our strife forever cease.
By thy reconciling love
every stumbling block remove;
each to each unite, endear;
come, and spread thy banner here.
Make us of one heart and mind,
gentle, courteous, and kind,
lowly, meek, in thought and word,
altogether like our Lord.
Let us for each other care,
each the other's burdens bear;
to thy church the pattern give,
show how true believers live.
Free from anger and from pride,
let us thus in God abide;
all the depths of love express,
all the heights of holiness.
Let us then with joy remove
to the family above;
on the wings of angels fly,
show how true believers die.
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