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A Precious Reality

Breathe, O, breathe thy loving Spirit Into every troubled breast! Let us all in thee inherit, Let us find that second rest. Take away our bent to sinning; Alpha and Omega be; End of faith as its beginning, Set our hearts at liberty. Finish then thy new Creation; Pure and spotless let us be; Let us s... Read More

Continual Growth Attends the Fullness of the Blessing

Love only can the conquest win, The strength of sin subdue: Come, O my Savior, cast out sin, And form my soul anew. No longer then my heart shall mourn, While sanctified by grace, I only for thy glory burn, And always see thy face. -- Charles Wesley. My will be swallowed up in thee; Light in thy lig... Read More

Does the Blessing Involve Sinlessness?

But is it possible that I Should live and sin no more? Lord, if on thee I dare rely, The faith shall bring the power. On me the faith divine bestow Which doth the mountain move; And all my spotless life shall show The omnipotence of love. -- Charles Wesley. The thing my God doth hate That I no more ... Read More

Inbred Sin and Its Cure

O That my load of sin were gone! O that I could at last submit At Jesus' feet to lay it down To lay my soul at Jesus' feet! Rest for my soul I long to find: Savior of all, if mine thou art, Give me thy meek and lowly mind, And stamp thine image on my heart. Break off the yoke of inbred sin, And full... Read More

May the Blessing be Lost?

A charge to keep I have, A God to glorify; A never-dying soul to save, And fit it for the sky. To serve the present age, My calling to fulfill, -- O may it all my powers engage, To do my Master's will! Arm me with jealous care, As in thy sight to live; And O, thy servant, Lord, prepare A strict acco... Read More

Methodist Hymnology Anticipates The Fullness of the Blessing

O, for a thousand tongues, to sing My great Redeemer's praise; The glories of my God and King, The triumphs of his grace! My gracious Master and my God, Assist me to proclaim, To spread through all the earth abroad, The honors of thy name. Jesus! the name that charms our fears, That bids our sorrows... Read More

Some Things That Methodism Stands For

Hark, how the watchmen cry! Attend the trumpet's sound: Stand to your arms, the foe is nigh, The powers of hell surround. Who bow to Christ's command, Your arms and hearts prepare; The day of battle is at hand Go forth to glorious war. See on the mountain-top The standard of your God; In Jesus' name... Read More

The Blessing Attained, Gradually or Instantaneously, Which?

Savior, to thee my soul looks up, My present Savior thou! In all the confidence of hope, I claim the blessing now. 'Tis done! thou dost this moment save, With full salvation bless; Redemption through thy blood I have, And spotless love and peace. -- Charles Wesley. O come, and dwell in me, Spirit of... Read More

The Fullness of the Blessing a Preparation for Christian Work

O grant that nothing in my soul May dwell, but thy pure love alone! O may thy love possess me whole, My joy, my treasure, and my crown! Strange flames far from my heart remove; My every act, word, thought be love. -- Tr. by John Wesley. That I thy mercy may proclaim, That all mankind thy truth may s... Read More

The Fullness of the Blessing Defined

Ever fainting with desire, For thee, O Christ, I call; Thee I restlessly require; I want my God, my all. Jesus, dear redeeming Lord, I wait thy coming from above; Help me, Savior, speak the word, And perfect me in love. -- Charles Wesley O Thou, to whose all-searching sight The darkness shineth as t... Read More

The Fullness of the Blessing, How Obtained? Devotement -- Consecration -- Faith

O glorious hope of perfect love! It lifts me up to things above; It bears on eagles' wings; It gives my ravished soul a taste, And makes me for some moments feast With Jesus, priests and kings. Rejoicing now in earnest hope, I stand, and from the mountain-top See all the land below: Rivers of milk a... Read More

The Fullness of the Blessing, How Obtained? Enlightenment, Conviction of Need, Loyalty

I wait thy will to do, As angels do in heaven; In Christ a creature new, Most graciously forgiven; I wait thy perfect will to prove, All sanctified by spotless love. -- Charles Wesley. Me with that restless thirst inspire, That sacred, infinite desire, And feast my hungry heart; Less than thyself ca... Read More

The Holy Spirit's Testimony

In thee, O Lord, I put my trust, Mighty, and merciful, and just; Thy sacred Word is past; And I, who dare thy Word believe, Without committing sin shall live, Shall live to God at last. I rest in thine Almighty power; The name of Jesus is my tower That hides my life above: Thou canst, thou wilt, my ... Read More

The Testimony of the Fruits

O for a heart to praise my God, A heart from sin set free! A heart that always feels thy blood, So freely spilt for me! A heart resigned, submissive, meek, My great Redeemer's throne; Where only Christ is heard to speak Where Jesus reigns alone. O for a lowly, contrite heart, Believing, true, and cl... Read More

The Testimony to the Soul's Conversion

I ask the blood-bought pardon sealed, The liberty from sin, The grace infused, the love revealed, The kingdom fixed within. My restless soul cries out, oppressed, Impatient to be freed; Nor can I, Lord, nor will I rest, Till I am saved indeed. Thou canst, thou wilt, I dare believe, So arm me with th... Read More

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