Scripture Verse

The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead. Proverbs 21:16


H. A. César Malan (1787–1864)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns for Those That Seek and Those That Have Re­demp­tion 1747.

Music: Rose­field H. A. Cé­sar Ma­lan, 1834 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Charles Wesley (1707–1788)


Weary souls, who wander wide
From the central point of bliss,
Turn to Je­sus cru­ci­fied,
Fly to those dear wounds of His:
Sink into the purple flood;
Rise into the life of God.

Find in Christ the way of peace,
Peace unspeakable, unknown;
By His pain He gives you ease,
Life by His expiring groan:
Rise, exalted by His fall,
Find in Christ your all in all.

O be­lieve the record true,
God to you His Son hath given;
Ye may now be happy, too,
Find on earth the life of Hea­ven:
Live the life of Hea­ven above,
All the life of glo­ri­ous love.

This the universal bliss,
Bliss for every soul designed;
God’s primeval promise this,
God’s great gift to all mankind:
Blest in Christ this moment be,
Blest to all eternity!