A Vision True is Proved by Fear
The Priest Zacharias, the Husband of Elizabeth
Words: Charles Wesley, Hymns on the Four Gospels: St. Luke, #1144. “When Zacharias saw him, he was troubled,” Gospel of St. Luke i. 12.
Source: George Osborn, ed., The Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley. Vol. 11 (London: Wesleyan-Methodist Conference Office, 1871), p. 102.
vision true is proved by fear;
We start as at illusion near,
Unworthy of the grace:
Disturb'd by the celestial sight,
Till humble love and calm delight
The dread and trouble chase.
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