The Act of Consecration

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1 Let him to whom we now belong
his sovereign right assert,
and take up every thankful song
and every loving heart.

2 He justly claims us for his own,
who bought us with a price:
as Christian live to Christ alone,
to Christ alone we die.

3 We come in deep humility
your easy yoke to prove,
and own it perfect liberty
to serve the Lord we love.

4 Jesus, your own at last receive,
fulfil our hearts’ desire;
and let us to thy glory live
and in thy cause expire.

5 Our souls and bodies we resign;
with joy we render thee
our all, no longer ours, but Thine,
to all eternity.

Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #563

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >



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