Father, behold, with gracious eyes The souls before thy throne

Father, behold, with gracious eyes The souls before thy throne

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: FARNHAM (Mason)
Published in 28 hymnals

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 >

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First Line: Father, behold, with gracious eyes The souls before thy throne
Author: Charles Wesley

Notes

Father, behold with gracious eyes. C. Wesley. [Public Worship.] In the Hymns for those that Seek and those that Have Redemption, &c, 1747 (Poetical Works, 1868-1872, vol. iv. p. 270), this hymn, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, is set forth for use "At the Hour of Retirement." A. M. Toplady, on including it in his Psalms & Hymns, 1776, No. 60, omitted stanza iii., added stanzas vi.,vii. from Wesley's "Father of Jesus Christ, my Lord" (in the same Hymns, &c, 1747), and appointed the same for "Public Worship." From this text, and not the original, No. 780 in the New Congregational Hymn Book, 1859-1874, is taken; Toplady's stanza iv., v. being omitted, and the rest somewhat altered.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances

Instances (1 - 28 of 28)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d128
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d192
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d193
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d192
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #593Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d135
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: principally from the collection of Rev. John Wesley, M. A., late fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford; with... (Rev. & corr.) #143Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #143Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d87
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church, principally from the collection of the Rev. John Wesley, A. M., late fellow of Lincoln College..(Rev. and corr. with a supplement) #143Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Social Religious Meetings and for Private Devotions. 7th ed. #18Page Scan
African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #358Page Scan
Family and Social Melodies #d86
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #315Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #315Page Scan
Hymnal Adapted to the Doctrines and Usages of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Revised Edition #358Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #53Page Scan
Hymns of Worship: designed for use especially in the lecture room, the prayer meeting and the family #14Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #113cPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #113cPage Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H493Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship: and approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: the latter being arranged according to subjects... #432Page Scan
The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book: adapted to the doctrines and usages of the church (6th ed.) #358Page Scan
The Chapel Hymn Book #d90
The Church Hymn Book #d246
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #188cPage Scan
The Sacred Lyre #d79
The Select Hymn and Song Book #d79



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