Blest be the dear united loveAuthor: Charles Wesley (1742)
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1 Blest be the dear united love,
That will not let us part:
Our bodies may far off remove
We still are one in heart.
2 Join'd in one spirit to our Head,
Where He appoints, we go;
And still in Jesus' footsteps tread,
And show his praise below.
3 O may we ever walk in him,
And nothing know beside,--
Nothing desire, nothing esteem
But Jesus' crucified.
4 Closer and closer, let us cleave
To his beloved embrace;
Expect his fulness to receive,
And grace to answer grace.
5 Partakers of our Savior's grace,
The same in mind and heart,
Nor joy, nor grief, nor time, nor place,
Nor life, nor death can part.
The Wesleyan Sacred Harp, 1855
|First Line:||Blest be the dear united love|
|Author:||Charles Wesley (1742)|
Blest be the dear uniting love. C. Wesley. [Parting.] Published in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1742, p. 159, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines, and again Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. ii. p. 221. It was given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 520, with alterations, and the omission of stanzas v. and vi. This form of the hymn is in the revised edition, 1875, No. 534, and in most collections of the Methodist body. From Whitetield's Collection 1753, to the present it has also been in use amongst various denominations in one form or another, ranging from 5 stanzas in Whitefield to 3 stanzas as in several American collections. This hymn has been ascribed to J. Cennick in error.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #752||Blest be the dear uniting love||Blest be the dear uniting love||TIVERTON||Charles Wesley||1983|
|The Cyber Hymnal #573||Blest Be the Dear Uniting Love||Blest be the dear uniting love||EVAN||Charles Wesley||CM||<cite>Hymns and Sacred Poems</cite> (Bristol, England: 1742)|
|The New Harp of Columbia, Restored Edition #13||Reflection||Blest be the dear uniting love||REFLECTION||C. M.||2001|
|The United Methodist Hymnal #566||Blest Be the Dear Uniting Love||Blest be the dear uniting love||EVAN||Charles Wesley||CM||1 Corinthians 2:2||1989||Love Feast | ; The Nature of the Church | United in Christ; Church | Community in Christ; Closing Hymns | ; Commitment | ; Love | ; Ordination ||
|찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #254||오 우 릴 연 압 하 시 는 (Blest Be the Dear Uniting Love)||오 우 릴 연 압 하 시 는 (Blest be the dear uniting love)||EVAN||Charles Wesley||CM||1 Corinthians 2:2||2001||교회 | ; Church | ; Commitment | ; Ordination | ; United | ; 헌신 | ; 안수 | ; 일치단결 | ; 하나됨 |||Korean trans. The United Methodist Korean Hymnal Committee|