“Forsake me not when my strength is spent.” 

Psalm 71:9 

Thou who so long hast saved me here, 

A little longer save, 

’Till freed from sin, and freed from fear, 

I sink into a grave; 

’Till glad I lay this body down, 

Thy servant, Lord, attend, 

And O! My life of mercies crown 

With a triumphant end! 

Selections from Charles Wesley’s Short Hymns on Select Passages of the Holy Scriptures (1762) 

Compiled by Kevin W. Greene, West End Presbyterian Church Richmond, VA, www.wepc.org

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