Being of beings, God of love

Being of beings, God of love

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: TOTTENHAM
Published in 96 hymnals

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1 Being of beings, God of love,
To Thee our hearts we raise;
Thy all-sustaining power we prove,
And gladly sing Thy praise.

2 Thine, wholly Thine, we long to be;
Our sacrifice receive!
Made, and preserved, and saved by Thee,
To Thee ourselves we give.

3 Come, Holy Ghost, the Savior’s love
Shed in our hearts abroad:
So shall we ever live and move,
And be with Christ in God.

Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #384

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Notes

Being of Beings, God of Love. C. Wesley. [Believers one with Christ.] A "Grace after Meat," given in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1739, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. i. p. 34). In the Drummond & Greville Church of England Hymn Book, 1838, No. 161, stanzas i., ii., v. were given as, "Eternal Father, God of Love." This was repeated in the American Sabbath Hymn Book, 1858.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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The Cyber Hymnal #406
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Small Church Music #3402
  • PDF Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #690
Singing the Faith #490
Small Church Music #3402Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #406TextScoreAudio
Include 92 pre-1979 instances



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