My gracious, loving Lord

My gracious, loving Lord

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 31 hymnals

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1 My gracious, loving Lord,
To thee what shall I say?
Well may I tremble at thy word,
And scarce presume to pray.

2 Ten thousand wants have I;
Alas! I all things want!
But thou hast bid me always cry,
And never, never faint.

3 Yet Lord, well might I fear,
Fear e'en to ask thy grace,
So oft have I, alas! drawn near,
And mock'd thee to thy face.

4 With all pollution stain'd,
Thy hallow'd courts I trod;
Thy name and temple I profan'd,
And dar'd to call thee God!

5 Nigh with my lips I drew:
My lips were all unclean;
Thee with my heat I never knew;
My heart was full of sin.

6 Far from the living Lord,
Far, far from God and heav'n,
Thy purity I still abhorr'd,
Nor look'd to be forgiv'n.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #189

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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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d386
A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #189TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d559
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d562
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d562
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #389Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d240
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d400
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.) #80Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #80aPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d340
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #93Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #412Page 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) #80aPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #93Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d175
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d177
Hymns for Christian Melody #722Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d318
Hymns selected from various authors: for the use of the Evangelical Association, and all lovers of pious devotion (5th ed.) #341Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #278Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d496
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #278TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #278Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #278Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #278Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #278Page Scan
Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: adapted to private and public worship, selected from various authors #257Page Scan
Spiritual Melodies #d204
Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d238
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. #105.80Page Scan



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