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Father, God, who seest in me

Father, God, who seest in me

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 16 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Father, God, who seest in me
Only sin and misery,
Turn to thy Anointed One,
Look on thy Anointed Son
Him, and then the sinner, see:
Look through Jesus' wounds on me.

2 Heavenly Father, Lord of all,
Hear and show thou hear'st my call!
Bow thine ear, in mercy bow,
Smile on me a sinner now!
Now the stone to flesh convert,
Cast a look, and melt my heart.

3 Lord, I cannot let thee go,
Till a blessing thou bestow;
Hear my Advocate divine,
Lo! to his, my suit I join;
Join'd with his, it cannot fail:
Let me now with thee prevail!

4 Jesus, answer from above,
Is not all thy nature love!
Pity from thine eye let fall;
Bless me whilst on thee I call:
Am I thine, thou Son of God?
Take the purchase of thy blood.

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #297

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, God, who seest in me
Author: Charles Wesley


Father, God, Who seest in me. C. Wesley. [Pleading the Atonement.] Four hymns beginning with the same stanza are known to hymnody as follows:—
1. The original in C. Wesley's Hymns on the Lord's Supper, 1745, No. 119, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. (Poetical Works, 1868-1872, vol. iii, p. 304); R. Conyers's Collection, 1767, &c.
2. The same with the omission of stanza iv. in Hymns for the Chapel of Harrow School, 1855-1866.
3. "Father, Lord, Who seest in me," in a few of the older collections, and in Windle.
4. "Gracious God, Thou seest me," in the Methodist New Connexion Hymn Book, 1847, No. 462, and later editions.
5. A curious cento, also associated with this hymn, and beginning with stanza i., is in Rippon's Baptist Selection, 1787, and later editions. This remarkable patchwork is made up from C. Wesley's four hymns: (1) “Father, God, Who seest in me;" (2) " Father, see the victim slain;" (3) "Depth of mercy can there be;" (4) "Rise, my soul, with ardour rise," as follows:—
Stanza i., lines 1-4, from No. 1; stanza i., lines 5-6, from No. 2.
Stanza ii., lines 1-2, from No. 4; stanza ii., lines 3-6, from No. 3.
Stanza iii., lines1-6, from No. 4; stanza iv., lines1-4, from No. 1.
Stanza iv., lines 5, 6, from No. 2; stanza v., lines 1-4, from No. 3.
Stanza v., lines 5, 6, from No. 4; stanza vi., lines 1, 2, from No. 2.
Stanza vi., lines 3-6, from No. 1.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 16 of 16)
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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #76

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #297

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Hymns, Selected and Original #297

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Hymns #297

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Hymns #297

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Hymns #297

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Hymns #297

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The Christian Harmonist #105

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The Lord's Songs #CXLI

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #794

The Southern Psalmist #d200

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d207

The Young Convert's Companion #d32

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