Ah, whither should I goAuthor: Charles Wesley
Tune: DUNBAR (13215)
Published in 174 hymnals
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1 Ah! whither should I go,
Burden'd, and sick, and faint?
To whom should I my trouble show,
And pour out my complaint?
My Saviour bids me come;
Ah! why do I delay?
He calls the weary sinner home,
And yet from him I stay.
2 What is it keeps me back,
From which I can not part--
Which will not let the Saviour take
Possession of my heart?
Searcher of hearts, in mine
Thy trying power display;
Into the darkest corners shine,
And take the vail away.
3 I now believe; in thee
Compassion reigns alone;
According to my faith, to me,
Oh, let it, Lord be done!
In me is all the bar,
Which thou wouldst fain remove:
Remove it, and I shall declare
That God is only love.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #407
Ah, whither should I go. C. Wesley. [Lent.] First published in his Hymns on God’s Ever lasting Love, 1741, No. 14, in 16 stanzas of 8 lines. In 1780 stanzas i.-iv. were given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book as one hymn, and stanzas xiv.-xvi., "Lo in Thy hand," as a second, under the division "For mourners convinced of Sin." Although the latter was omitted from the revised edition, 1875, yet both hymns are found in a considerable number of collections, both in Great Britain and America. Original text in Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. iii. p. 89.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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