A charge to keep I haveAuthor: Charles Wesley (1762)
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1 A charge to keep I have,
A God to glorify!
A never-dying soul to save,
And fit it for the sky;
2 From youth to hoary age,
My calling to fulfil;
O may it all my powers engage
To do my Master's will.
3 Arm me with jealous care,
As in Thy sight to live;
And, O Thy servant, Lord, prepare
A strict account to give.
4 Help me to watch and pray,
And on Thyself rely;
Assured, if I my trust betray,
I shall for ever die.
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871
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A charge to keep I have. C. Wesley. [Personal Responsibility.] First published in his Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scripture, 1762, vol. i.. No. 188, in 2 stanzas of 8 lines and based on Lev. viii. 35. It was omitted from the second edition of the Short Hymns, &c, 1794, but included in the Wesleyan Hymn Book 1780, and in the P. Works of J. & C. Wesley, 1868-72, vol. ix., pp. 60, 61. Its use has been most extensive both in Great Britain and America, and usually it is given in an unaltered form, as in the Wesleyan Hymn Book No. 318; and the Evangelical Hymnal, New York, No. 320. The line, "From youth to hoary age," in the American Protestant Episcopal Hymnal No. 474, is from the American Prayer Book Collection, 1826.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|Instances (10)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|African American Heritage Hymnal #467||A charge to keep I have||A Charge to Keep I Have||Charles Wesley, 1707-1788||Philippians 3:14||[A charge to keep I have]||G Major or modal||English||2001|
|African American Heritage Hymnal #468||A charge to keep I have||A Charge to Keep I Have||Charles Wesley, 1707-1788||Lowell Mason, 1792-1872||184.108.40.206||Philippians 3:14||BOYLSTON||C Major||English||2001|
|Baptist Hymnal 2008 #596||A charge to keep I have||A Charge to Keep I Have||Charles Wesley||Lowell Mason||220.127.116.11||BOYLSTON||C Major||English||2008|
|Celebrating Grace Hymnal #623||A charge to keep I have||A Charge to Keep I Have||Charles Wesley||Lowell Mason||18.104.22.168||BOYLSTON||C Major||2010|
|Celebration Hymnal #666||A charge to keep I have, A God to glorify,||A Charge to Keep I Have||[A Charge to Keep I Have]||C Major||1997|
|Hymns of Faith #479||A charge to keep I have||A Charge to Keep I Have||Charles Wesley||Lowell Mason||Ephesians 4:1; 2 Timothy 1:9||[A charge to keep I have]||C Major||1980|
|The United Methodist Hymnal #413||A charge to keep I have||A Charge to Keep I Have||Charles Wesley||Lowell Mason||22.214.171.124||Leviticus 8:35||BOYLSTON||C Major||English||1989|
|The Worshiping Church #659||A charge to keep I have||A Charge to Keep I Have||Charles Wesley||Lowell Mason||126.96.36.199||2 Thessalonians 1:11; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Ephesians 4:1-4; Mark 14:38; Luke 21:36; 2 Peter 1:10||BOYLSTON||C Major||English||1990|
|Together in Song: Australian Hymn Book II #573||A charge to keep I have||188.8.131.52||1999|
|Worship and Rejoice #588||A charge to keep I have||A Charge to Keep I Have||Charles Wesley, 1707-1788||Lowell Mason, 1792-1872||184.108.40.206||Matthew 26:29-41; Ephesians 4:3; Psalm 143:10; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Psalm 40:8; 2 Peter 1:10; Luke 21:36; 2 Thessalonians 1:11; Mark 14:38; Ephesians 4:4||BOYLSTON||C Major||English||2001|