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Prayer to Jesu
			
392                   CHURCH REVIEW.

  Tens of thousands of worshipers, now still and motionless,
have sung those enrapturing words. From the storm-tossed
vessel on the  briny deep; from the band of worshipers in the
plain sanctuary in the rural districts; from the crowded congre-
gation in the  large tabernacle in our populous cities; from the
humble cot where the friendless are dying alone; from the lips
of that one whose dying throes are watched by the ceaseless vigils
of friends who love; from everywhere there is going up to God
the acknowledgment--
                    "Other refuge have I none,
                       Hangs my helpless soul on Thee;
                     Leave, oh, leave me not alone,
                       Still support and comfort me.
                    "All my trust on Thee is stayed,
                       All my help from Thee I bring;
                     Cover my defenseless head
                       With the shadow of Thy wing."
   These lines of Wesley's composition thrill the world, and their
influence will never cease.
   Thank God for two such great sacred poets as Dr. Watts and
Rev. Charles Wesley. Their names will never be forgotten while
their hymns live. Each is an exemplification of that promise, re-
ferring to the Lord's own, their works shall follow them. Great
in power of imagination, great in poetic genius, great in adapta-
bility to the spiritual needs of man, if there is any comparison of
great and greater between these two distinguished hymnologists,
it is more by reason of opportunity and force of circumstances
than from any other cause.
   Allen Chapel, Philadelphia.


                              VI.
                   A PRAYER TO JESU.

                BISHOP BENJ. TUCKER TANNER, D.D.

       ALMIGHTY Jesu, change proud Japheth's heart-
       Make him to know that Thou a Brother art
       To Shem and Ham, the Yellow and the Black.
       From him Thy throne's great face O hold not back.

       Almighty Jesu, stay proud Japheth's hand-
       Upraised and dominant in ev'ry land
       He goes-but not for love of Thee and God.
       In pride he scorns to kiss Messiah's rod.

       Almighty Jesu, Thou of Shemite blood,
       Remember, O remember Shem, for good;
       Thou Priest, like to Melchizedek, who came
       Of Ham, remember, O remember Ham.

  2908 Diamond Street, Philadelphia.




			
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African Methodist Episcopal Church Review, Vol. 07, Num. 4

Prayer to Jesu

Tucker

Volume:  07
Issue Number:  04
Page Number:  392
Date:  04/1891


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