My Father bids me come

My Father bids me come

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 19 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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First Line: My Father bids me come
Author: Charles Wesley


My Father bids me come, O why do I delay? A cento from "Ah I whither should I go? " p, 32, ii. into a few American collections.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #461Page Scan
Devotional Melodies, Adapted to Social Worship #d62
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d405
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #490Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #581Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #81Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #551Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #551Page Scan
New Manual of Praise: for Sabbath and Social Worship #294Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #931Page Scan
Revival Hymns #310Page Scan
Social Hymns and Tunes, for the Conference and Prayer Meeting, and the Home with services and prayers #253Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #268Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #931Page Scan
The Gospel Hymnal #d378
The Gospel Psalmist #330Page Scan
The Plymouth Hymnal #d299
The Southern Psalmist #d521
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d544