God of all consolation, take

God of all consolation, take

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 60 hymnals

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 >

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Author: Charles Wesley

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God of all consolation, take. C. Wesley. [Parting of Friends.] This is the last of his Hymns for those that Seek, and those that Have Redemption, &c, 1747, No. lii., in 8 double stanzas of 4 lines (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. iv. p. 280). In 1780, a cento in 12 stanzas beginning with stanza i. was given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, as No. 523 (new edition 1875, 537), and has been repeated in most of the Methodist collections. Several interesting "associations" of this hymn are given in Stevenson's Methodist Hymn Book Notes, 1883. In Cotterili's Selection, 6th edition, 1815, and subsequent editions, the hymn:—

"Not unto us, but Thee, O Lord!
Be praise and glory given," &c,

appeared in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "The Saints kept by the power of God." From Cotterill’s Selection, it passed into Bp. Bickersteth's Psalms & Hymns, 1858; the Islington Psalms & Hymns; the Hymnal Companion, and others. In Kennedy, 1863, it begins, "Not unto us, to Thee, O Lord." This cento is usually ascribed to "J. Cennick and T. Cotterill"; as in Miller's Singers and Songs, &c, 1869, p. 362, and the Hymnal Companion Notes. This error has arisen out of the similarity of the first line to J. Cennick's hymn:—

"Not unto us but Thee alone,
Bless'd Lamb, be glory given," &c.

The cento is based upon stanzas i., vi.-viii. of C. Wesley's hymn. The alterations by Cotterill are so numerous as almost to constitute a new hymn. Its correct ascription is, "C. Wesley, 1747; T. Cotterill, 1815." [William T. Brooke]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d171
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d251
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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d118
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d179
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: principally from the collection of Rev. John Wesley, M. A., late fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford; with... (Rev. & corr.) #430Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #430Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d112
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d161
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #537Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #609Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #327Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church, principally from the collection of the Rev. John Wesley, A. M., late fellow of Lincoln College..(Rev. and corr. with a supplement) #430Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #534Page Scan
A Pocket Hymn-book: designed as a constant companion for the pious, collected from various authors (18th ed.) #267Page Scan
A Pocket Hymn-Book: designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors. (21st ed.) #CCLXVIIPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #193Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under appointment of the Philadelphian Association (2nd ed) #92Page Scan
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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association (4th ed.) #92Page Scan
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Hymnal for Sunday School and Social Worship #d59
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New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #63dPage Scan
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Pocket Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d80
Pocket Hymn Book, Designed as a Constant Companion. 25th ed. #d81
Public, Parlour, and Cottage Hymns. A New Selection #I.42Page Scan
Sacred Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints. 25th ed. #d96
Sacred Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (20th ed.) #127Page Scan
Sacred Hymns and Spiritual Songs, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. (14th ed.) #127Page Scan
Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part I #d64
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #417Page Scan
The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d133
The American Hymn and Tune Book #d209
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #122Page Scan
The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs #d84
The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs, with an Appendix of Choice Hymns #d80
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #134bPage Scan
The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 35th ed. #d82
The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. Rev. #d84
The Methodist Pocket Hymn-book, revised and improved: designed as a constant companion for the pious, of all denominations (30th ed.) #CCXXXIXPage Scan
The New Hymn Book: a Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #318Page Scan
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The Sacred Lyre #d92
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The Tribute of Praise: a collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship, and for the use in the family circle and Sabbath school #529Page Scan
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