Charles Wesley (1707-1788), who wrote hundreds of hymns and poems, was one of the most prolific English poets. His hymns witness to the power of God in Christ today and in every age. He and his brother John Wesley founded Methodism. The Global Praise program offers resources that celebrate the life, work, and message of this powerful servant of God.
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The hymns in this section can also be found in The United Methodist Hymnal.
Let Us Plead for Faith Alone
Words: Charles Wesley, 1740 (Eph. 2:8-10)
Music: Foundery Collection, 1742
Let us plead for faith alone,
faith which by our works is shown;
God it is who justifies,
only faith the grace applies.
Active faith that lives within,
conquers hell and death and sin,
hallows whom it first made whole,
forms the Savior in the soul.
Let us for this faith contend,
sure salvation is the end;
heaven already is begun,
everlasting life is won.
Only let us persevere
till we see our Lord appear,
never from the Rock remove,
saved by faith which works by love.
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