PRESERVED by power divine
   To know salvation here,
Again in Jesus’ praise we join,
    And in His sight appear.
2      What troubles we have seen,
    What conflicts we have passed,
Fightings without, and fears within,
    Since we assembled last.
3      But out of all, the Lord
    Has brought us by His love;
And still He doth His help afford,
    And hides our life above.
4      Then let us make our boast
    In His redeeming power,
Which saves us to the uttermost,
    Till we shall sin no more.
5      Let us take up the cross,
    Till we the crown obtain;
And gladly reckon all things loss,
    So we may Jesus gain.
Charles Wesley, 1707-88