My God, I am thine, What a comfort divine

My God, I am thine, What a comfort divine

Author: Charles Wesley
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1 My God I am thine;
'Tis Comfort Divine,
To know that the Sav'our of Sinners is mine.

2 In the heav'nly Lamb
Thrice happy I am.
My Heart doth rejoice at the Sound of his Name.

3 True Pleasures abound
In the rapt'rous Sound,
Whoever hath found it, hath Paradise found.

4 My Jesus to know,
And feel his Blood flow,
'Tis Life everlasting, 'tis Heaven below.

5 Yet onward I haste
To the heav'nly Feast:
That, that is the Fulness; but this is the Taste.

6 And this I shall prove,
'Till glad I remove
To the Heav'n of Heavens in Jesus's Love.

Source: The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (1st Ed.) #CLXXXIV

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 >


My God, I am Thine; What a comfort divine. C. Wesley. Peace with God.] Appeared in Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1749, vol. i., as No. 16 of "Hymns for Believers," in 6 stanzas of 3 lines (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. v. p. 24). It was republished in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 197, and thence passed into most of the Methodist hymnbooks throughout all English-speaking countries. Few hymns amongst the Methodists have equalled it in the influence which it has had upon the sick and dying. Numerous instances of great interest are given in G. J. Stevenson's Methodist Hymn Book Notes, 1883, p. 167. The stanzas most frequently quoted are, i. "My God, I am Thine," and iv., "My Jesus to know; And feel His blood flow." Outside of the Methodist bodies its use is limited.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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