Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, CLAIMING THE PROMISE, by CHARLES WESLEY

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CLAIMING THE PROMISE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Jesus, we look to thee
Last Line: In hope of perfect love.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ

Jesus, we look to Thee,
Thy promised presence claim;
Thou in the midst of us shalt be,
Assembled in Thy name:

Thy name salvation is,
Which here we come to prove:
Thy name is life, and health, and peace,
And everlasting love.

Not in the name of pride
Or selfishness we meet;
From nature's paths we turn aside,
And worldly thoughts forget.

We meet the grace to take,
Which Thou hast freely given;
We meet on earth for Thy dear sake,
That we may meet in heaven.

Present we know Thou art,
But O, thyself reveal!
Now, Lord, let every bounding heart
The mighty comfort feel.

O may Thy quick'ning voice
The death of sin remove;
And bid our inmost souls rejoice,
In hope of perfect love.

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