Father, to thee my soul I lift

Father, to thee my soul I lift

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 93 hymnals

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1 Father, to Thee my soul I lift;
My soul to Thee depends,
Convinced that every perfect gift
From Thee alone descends.

2 Mercy and grace are Thine alone,
And power and wisdom too;
Without the Spirit of Thy Son
We nothing good can do.

3 Thou all our works in us hast wrought,
Our good is all divine;
The praise of every virtuous thought
Or righteous work is Thine.

4 From Thee, through Jesus, we receive
The power on Thee to call,
In whom we are, and move and live:
Our God is all in all.

Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #415

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

Father, to Thee my soul I lift. C. Wesley. [God the Giver of every good Gift.] This is the first of three hymns on Phil. ii. 13. "It is God which worketh in you both to will and to do," first published in his Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1749, vol. ii., in 3 stanzas of 8 lines. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. v. p. 374). It was given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 423, and later editions, but divided into 6 stanzas of 4 lines. In addition to this text, which is in common use in Great Britain and America, another was included in Toplady's Psalms & Hymns, 1776, No. 21, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, of which stanzas i.-v. are from this hymn, and stanzas vi., vii. are from the last of the three hymns named above. The use of this text is limited. No. 210 in the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Psalms & Hymns is from the former somewhat altered.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

HEBER (Kingsley)


RICHMOND (Haweis)

RICHMOND (also known as CHESTERFIELD) is a florid tune originally written by Thomas Haweis (PHH 270) and published in his collection Carmina Christo (1792). Samuel Webbe, Jr., adapted and shortened the tune and published it in his Collection of Psalm Tunes (1808). It was reprinted in 1853 in Webbe's…

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d147
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