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Being of beings, God of love

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1. Being of beings, God of Love!
To Thee our hearts we raise;
Thine all-sustaining power we prove,
And gladly sing Thy praise.

2. Thine, only Thine, we pant to be;
Our sacrifice receive;
Made, and preserved, and saved by Thee,
To Thee ourselves we give.

3. Heavenward our every wish aspires:
For all Thy mercies' store,
The sole return Thy love requires
Is that we ask for more.

4. For more we ask; we open then
Our hearts to embrace Thy will;
Turn, and revive us, Lord, again,
With all Thy fulness fill.

5. Come, Holy Ghost, the Saviour's love
Shed in our hearts abroad!
So shall we ever live, and move,
And be, with Christ in God.

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #2

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 >


Being of Beings, God of Love. C. Wesley. [Believers one with Christ.] A "Grace after Meat," given in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1739, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. i. p. 34). In the Drummond & Greville Church of England Hymn Book, 1838, No. 161, stanzas i., ii., v. were given as, "Eternal Father, God of Love." This was repeated in the American Sabbath Hymn Book, 1858.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



The Cyber Hymnal #406
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The Cyber Hymnal #406

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