He wills that I should holy be

He wills that I should holy be

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: ERNAN (Mason)
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1. He wills that I should holy be;
That holiness I long to feel;
That full divine conformity,
To all my Savior’s righteous will.

2. On Thee, O God, my soul is stayed,
And waits to prove Thine utmost will;
The promise, by Thy mercy made,
Thou canst, Thou wilt in me fulfill.

3. Thy loving Spirit, Christ, alone
Can lead me forth and make free;
Burst every bond through which I groan
And set my heart at liberty.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2347

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, the son of Samuel Wesley, was born at Epworth, Dec. 18, 1707. He was educated at Westminster School and afterwards at Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated M.A. In 1735, he took Orders and immediately proceeded with his brother John to Georgia, both being employed as missionaries of the S.P.G. He returned to England in 1736. For many years he engaged with his brother in preaching the Gospel. He died March 29, 1788. To Charles Wesley has been justly assigned the appellation of the "Bard of Methodism." His prominence in hymn writing may be judged from the fact that in the "Wesleyan Hymn Book," 623 of the 770 hymns were written by him; and he published more than thirty poetical works, written either by himself alone,… Go to person page >

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He wills that I should holy be. C. Wesley. [Holiness.] A cento from his Short Hymns, &c, 1762, thus:—
Stanzas i., ii. Short Hymns. Vol. ii., No. 631. Thes. iv. 3.
Stanzas iii., iv. Short Hymns. Vol. i., No. 325. Deut. xxx. 6.
Stanzas v., vi. Short Hymns. Vol. i., No. 833. Psalms cxliii. 10.
Stanzas vii., viii. Short Hymns. Vol. ii., No. 171. St. Matt. xiv. 36.
In this form it was given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 396, is continued in the revised edition, 1875, and is found in many collections in Great Britain and America.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances (68)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d206
A Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Generally Used at Camp and Prayer Meetings #d78
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d303
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d303
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d304
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #507Image
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d136
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.) #346Image
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) #346Image
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #346Image
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d216
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #404Image
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #408Image
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d134
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 #300Image
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d193
A New Book of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal and Other Churches #d88
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d82
A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d81
Choice Hymns: a Collection of Hymns from the Free Methodist Hymnal #d38
Christian Chorals, for the Chapel and Fireside #173Image
Free Methodist Hymnal #d210
Glorious Gospel Hymns #63
Good News in Song. Rev. ed. #d53
Gospel Tent Hymns #d49
Hallowed Songs #d125
Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #366Image
Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d169
Hymnal Adapted to the Doctrines and Usages of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Revised Edition #240Image
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #529Image
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #529Image
Hymns for Christian Melody #489Image
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #679Image
Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d184
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #481Image
Hymns of the Comforter #97Image
Hymns : selected from various authors for the use of the Evangelical Association, and all lovers of pious devotion (5th ed.) #203Image
International Song Service: with Bright Gems from fifty authors, for Sunday-schools, gospel meetings, missionary and young people's societies, prayer-meetings, etc. #194Image
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d291
Methodist Hymn-Book #536Image
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #165fImage
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #165fImage
Sacred Hymns and Tunes: designed to be used by the Wesleyan Methodist Connection (or Church) of America #215Image
Salvation Army Music #d79
Salvation Soldier's Song Book #d56
Spiritual Melodies #d102
Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d117
The A. M. E. Zion Hymnal #d186
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d295
The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d157
The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book: adapted to the doctirnes and usages of the church (6th ed.) #240Image
The American Hymn and Tune Book #d257
The Chapel Hymn Book #d125
The Christians' Songster #d34
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. #300Image
The Cyber Hymnal #2347TextAudioScore
The Devotional Chimes: a choice collection of new and standard hymns and tunes, adapted to all occasions of social worship, family devotions, and congregational singing #160cImage
The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d255
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 #60cImage
The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #425Image
The Methodist Harmonist, containing a collection of tunes from the best authors, embracing every variety of metre, and adapted to the worship of the Methodist Episcopal Church. New ed. #247.346Image
The New Jubilee Harp, or Christian hymns and songs. a new collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship. #598
The Ohio Harmonist #d30
The Old Story in Song #160Image
The People's Hymnal: for use in public and social worship #263Image
The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal: Revised: collected from various authors. Designed for the worship of God in all Christian churches. #I.140Image
The Song Book of the Salvation Army #d253
The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #d190



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