Almighty God of love. C. Wesley. [Missions.] A cento composed of Nos. 1157, 1158, and 1159 of his Short Hymns, Dec, 1762, vol. i. p. 391. In this form it was given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book 1780, and has been retained in all editions of that work. It has also passed into numerous collections, specially of the Methodist bodies, both in Great Britain, and America. Original text in Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. ix. p. 469.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)