Hymns, #560

Experience of Christ - Fellowship with Him

Eng/Kor:560  Chin:-  Span:-  Rus:-  Tag:-  Fra:-  Por:284

Lyrics:Charles Wesley
Music:John B. Dykes

This hymn has a unique tune.


Come, O Thou Traveler unknown,

Whom still I hold but cannot see;

My company before is gone,

And I am left alone with Thee;

With Thee all night I mean to stay,

And wrestle till the break of day.


I need not tell Thee who I am,

My sin and misery declare;

Thyself hast called me by my name,

Look on Thy hands, and read it there;

But who, I ask Thee, who art Thou?

Tell me Thy name, and tell me now.


In vain Thou strugglest to get free;

I never will unloose my hold;

Art Thou the Man that died for me?

The secret of Thy love unfold;

Wrestling, I will not let Thee go,

Till I Thy name, Thy nature know.


Yield to me now, for I am weak,

But confident in self-despair;

Speak to my heart, in blessings speak,

Be conquered by my instant prayer;

Speak, or Thou never hence shalt move,

And tell me if Thy name be Love.


'Tis Love! 'Tis Love! Thou diedst for me;

I hear Thy whisper in my heart;

The morning breaks, the shadows flee:

Pure, universal Love Thou art;

To me, to all Thy mercies move;

Thy nature and Thy name is Love.


Lame as I am, I take the prey;

Hell, earth and sin, with ease o'ercome.

I leap for joy, pursue my way,

And, as a bounding hart, I run,

Through all eternity to prove

Thy nature and Thy name is Love.

Hymn #560