O for an heart to love my GodAuthor: Charles Wesley (1742)
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1 O for an heart to love my God!
An heart from sin set free;
An heart that's sprinkled with the blood,
So freely shed for me!
2 An heart resigned, submissive, meek,
My dear Redeemer's throne;
Where only Christ is heard to speak,
Where Jesus reigns alone.
3 An humble, lowly, contrite heart,
Believing, true, and clean;
Which neither life nor death can part
From Him that dwells within.
4 An heart in every thought renew'd,
And filled of love divine,
Perfect and right, and pure, and good,
A copy, Lord! of thine.
5 Thy tender heart is still the same,
And melts at human woe;
Send down thy grace, O blessed Lamb!
That I thy love may know.
6 Thy holy nature Lord! impart
Come quickly from above,
Write thy new name upon my heart,
Thy new best name of love.
The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791
|First Line:||O for an heart to love my God|
|Author:||Charles Wesley (1742)|
|Place of Origin:||Great Britain|
O for a heart to praise my God. C. Wesley. [Holiness desired.] Appeared in Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1742, p. 80, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines. (Poeticl Works, 1868-72, vol. ii. p. 77). It is based on the Prayer Book version of Psalms li. 10. From its appearance in M. Madan's Psalms & Hymns, 1760, No. 3, to the present time, it has been one of the most widely used of C. Wesley's hymns. It was given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 334. G. J. Stevenson's note in his Methodist Hymn Book Notes, 1883, p. 245, is of more than usual interest.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|Instances (15)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Celebration Hymnal #650||O for a heart to praise my God, A heart from sin set free,||O for a Heart to Praise My God||AZMON||G Major||1997|
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #638||O for a heart to praise my God||2000|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old & New #494||O for a heart to praise my God||O for a heart to praise my God||2000|
|Complete Mission Praise #495||O for a heart to praise my God||126.96.36.199||2000|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #230||O for a heart to praise my God||188.8.131.52||1983|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #483b||O for a heart to praise my God||C. Wesley (1707-1788)||W. Jones (1726-1800)||Ezekiel 36:26||ST. STEPHEN||G Major or modal||1987|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #483a||O for a heart to praise my God||C. Wesley (1707-1788)||T. Wright (1763-1829)||Ezekiel 36:26||STOCKTON||E Flat Major||1987|
|Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #361||O for a heart to praise my God||184.108.40.206||1996|
|Rejoice in the Lord #438||O for a heart to praise my God||O for a Heart to Praise My God||Charles Wesley||Thomas Jackson||220.127.116.11||Jeremiah 31:33; Psalm 51:10; Psalm 51:17||JACKSON||C Major||English||1985|
|Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #323||O for a heart to praise my God! A heart from sin set free||BEATITUDO||1985|
|Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #149||O for a heart to praise my God||18.104.22.168||1999|
|Sing Joyfully #396||O for a heart to praise my God||O for a Heart to Praise My God||Charles Wesley||Carl G. Gläser; Lowell Mason||[O for a heart to praise my God]||G Major||English||1989|
|The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #440||O for a heart to praise my God||O for a Heart to Praise My God||Charles Wesley||Carl G. Gläser; Lowell Mason||22.214.171.124||AZMON||G Major or modal||1986|
|The United Methodist Hymnal #417||O for a heart to praise my God||O For a Heart to Praise My God||Charles Wesley||Thomas Haweis||126.96.36.199||Psalm 51:10||RICHMOND||F Major||English||1989|
|Together in Song: Australian Hymn Book II #568||O for a heart to praise my God||188.8.131.52||1999|