When my love to God grows weakAuthor: John Reynell Wreford
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1 When my love to Christ grows weak,
When for deeper faith I seek,
Then in thought I go to thee,
Garden of Gethsemane.
2 When my love for man grows weak,
When for stronger faith I seek,
Hill of Calvary, I go
To the scenes of fear and woe.
3 There behold His agony,
Suffered on the bitter tree;
See His anguish, see His faith,
Love triumphant still in death.
4 Then to life I turn again,
Learning all the worth of pain,
Learning all the might that lies
In a full self-sacrifice.
Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #120
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When my love to Christ [God] grows cold [weak]. J. B. Wreford. [Passiontide.] Contributed to J. K. Beard's Unitarian Collection of Hymns, 1837, No. 140, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "Christ's Agony and Crucifixion." In the American Unitarian Book of Hymns, 1848, No. 144, it was given in a rewritten form of 5 stanzas. The alterations were made by S. Longfellow, one of the editors. This text has passed into several hymn-books in Great Britain, as in Thring's Collection, 1882 with a doxology. Horder's Congregational Hymns, 1884, &c.; and as "When my love to God grows weak," in Martineau's Hymns, &c, 1873.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #249||When my love to Christ grows weak||When my love to Christ grows weak||2000|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #183||When my love to Christ grows weak||When my love to Christ grows weak||SONG 13||John R. Wreford||1983|
|Singing the Faith #289||When my love for Christ grows weak||When my love for Christ grows weak||SONG 13||John Reynell Wreford, 1800-1881||77 77||1 Corinthians 15:21; 1 Corinthians 15:57; 1 John 4:11; 2 Thessalonians 1:10; Hebrews 2:10; Hebrews 5:7; John 18:1; John 19:7; Luke 22:40-46; Luke 23:1-49; Luke 23:33; Mark 9:24; Mark 14:32-40; Matthew 26:36-44; Matthew 27:33||2011||Jesus Christ the Suffering Servant: The Passion and The Cross ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #7377||When My Love to God Grows Weak||When my love to God grows weak||CONSECRATION (Vincent)||John Wreford||77.77||<cite>Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship</cite>, by J. R. Beard, 1837|