O Jesus my hope

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This is an hymn by Charles Wesley, 1749, from Hymns and Sacred Poems, Volume 1, Hymn 38. Meter is 55 12. 55 12 for the most part, but varying from stanza to stanza.

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1. O Jesus my hope,
For me offered up,
Who with clamor pursued thee to Calvary’s top,
The blood I have shed
For me let it plead,
And declare, thou hast died in thy murderer’s stead.
(55 12.55 12.)
2. Thy blood, which alone
For sin could atone,
For the infinite evil I madly have done,
That only can seal
My pardon, and fill
My heart with a power of obeying thy will.
(55 12.55 12.)
3. Come then from above,
The stony remove,
And vanquish my heart with the sense of thy love:
Thy love on the tree
Display unto me,
And the servant of sin in a moment is free.
(55 11.55 12)


4. Neither passion nor pride
Thy cross can abide,
But melt in the fountain that streams from thy side:
The wonderful flood
Washes off my foul load,
And purges my conscience, and brings me to God.
(65 11.56 11)
5. Now, now let me know
Its virtue below,
Let it wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow,
Let it hallow my heart,
And thoroughly convert,
And make me, O Lord, in the world as thou art.
(55 12.66 11)
6. Each moment applied
My weakness to hide,
Thy blood be upon me, and always abide,
My advocate prove
With the Father above,
And speak me at last to the throne of thy love.
(55 11.56 11)

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