Decay (Hezekiah Moors)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-02-01).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 54 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval notes. Four-part version; Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2020. Two more stanzas added, by Charles Wesley, 1762, Scripture Hymns Volume 2, Hymn 656, based on 1 Timothy 1:10.
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-02-01).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 43 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part version; Counter part written by B. C. Johnston, 2020. Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more stanzas added, by Charles Wesley, 1762, Scripture Hymns Volume 2, Hymn 656, based on 1 Timothy 1:10.

General Information

Title: Decay
First Line: In age and feebleness extreme
Composer: Hezekiah Moors
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88. 88

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1809 in The Province Harmony

Description: Words by Charles Wesley, dictated to his wife on his deathbed in 1788, one stanza, published in 1790.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

In age and feebleness extreme,
Who shall a helpless worm redeem?
Jesus, my only hope Thou art,
Strength of my failing flesh and heart;
O! could I catch a smile from Thee
And drop into Eternity!

– Charles Wesley, dictated 1788, published 1790

 

1. Ah, grant me, Lord, in death to find,
That death is swallowed up in thee,
While on thy loving breast reclined
I gasp for immortality,
Purchased by thine expiring groan,
And feel it in my heart made known.

2. Ah, Savior, now in me reveal
The eternal life thou dost bestow,
And when my mortal foe I feel,
I’ll trample on my mortal foe,
Into thine hands my spirit give,
As long as my Redeemer live.

–Charles Wesley, 1762, Scripture Hymns 2. Hymn 656