Omnipresent God, whose aid

Omnipresent God, whose aid

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 38 hymnals

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1 Omnipresent God, whose aid
No one ever asked in vain,
Be this night about my bed,
Every evil thought restrain:

2 Lay Thy hand upon my soul,
God of my unguarded hours!
All my enemies control,
Hell, and earth, and nature's powers.

3 Loose me from the chains of sense,
Set me from the body free:
Draw with stronger influence
My unfettered soul to Thee.

4 In me, Lord, Thyself reveal,
Fill me with a sweet surprise;
Let me Thee, when waking, feel,
Let me in Thine image rise.

Source: The Book of Worship #197

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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Omnipresent God, Whose aid. C. Wesley. [Evening.] Published in Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1749, vol. i., in 8 stanzas of 8 lines (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. v. p. 8). In the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, stanzas i., iv.-vi. were given as No. 278, and in the revised edition, 1875, stanzas vii., viii. were added thereto. In addition to these forms of the hymn the following centos are also in common use:—- (1) "Holiest Whose present might," stanzas i. and vi., altered in the American Unitarian Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, and others; and (2) "O Thou Holy God, come down," stanzas iv. and vi., in the American Unitarian Hymns of the Church of Christ, 1853; Beecher's Plymouth Collection, 1855, and others.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d475
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d666
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d670
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d669
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #960Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d483
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.) #505Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #505Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d410
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #287Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #469Page 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) #505Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #286Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d215
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d218
African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #383Page Scan
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #819Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #801Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #801Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #743Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #743Page Scan
Hymnal Adapted to the Doctrines and Usages of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Revised Edition #383Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #754Page Scan
Hymns for Family Worship with Prayers for Every Day in the Week, Selected from Various Authors #54Page Scan
Hymns for Family Worship, with Prayers for Every Day in the Week (2nd ed.) #54Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools #290Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #632Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d600
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #632TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #632Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #632Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #632Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #632Page Scan
The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book: adapted to the doctrines and usages of the church (6th ed.) #383Page Scan
The Book of Worship #197TextPage Scan
The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #101Page Scan
The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #876
The New Hymn Book: a Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #332Page Scan



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