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

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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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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

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #593

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 United Brethren in Christ #d87

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #358

Family and Social Melodies #d86

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #315

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #315

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Hymnal Adapted to the Doctrines and Usages of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Revised Edition #358

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #53

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Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H493

The Chapel Hymn Book #d90

The Church Hymn Book #d246

The Sacred Lyre #d79

The Select Hymn and Song Book #d79

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