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Father, hear our humble claim

Father, hear our humble claim

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 15 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Father, hear our humble claim;
We are met in thy great name;
In the midst do thou appear,
Manifest thy presence here.

2 Lord, our fellowship increase;
Knit us in the bond of peace;
Join our heart, O Father! join
Each to each, and all to thine.

3 Move and actuate and guide,
Diverse gifts to each divide;
Placed according to thy will,
Let us each his work fulfill.

4 Build us in one spirit up,
Called in one high calling's hope,
One the spirit, one the aim,
One the pure baptismal flame:

5 One the faith, and one the Lord,
Whom, by heaven and earth adored,
We our God and Father call--
O'er all, through all, with us all.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #520

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, hear our humble claim
Author: Charles Wesley


Father, hear our humble claim. C. Wesley. [For Unity.] In Longfellow & Johnson's Hymns of the Spirit, Boston, U.S., 1864, No. 227, and in the Songs for the Sanctuary, 1865-1872, No. 823. This cento is taken from two hymns by C. Wesley: (1) "Come, and let us sweetly join"; and (2) "Father, Son and Spirit, hear," both of which appeared in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1740, and each of which has furnished several centos to the hymnbooks. This cento is stanza i. from No. 1, and stanzas ii.-v. from No. 2. (See Poetical Works, 1868-1872, vol. i. pp. 351, 356, 357.)

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 15 of 15)
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Hymns of the Spirit #227

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b823

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #823

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Songs for the Sanctuary #823

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Songs for the Sanctuary #823

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Songs for the Sanctuary #823

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #823

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #823

The Book of Praise #d170

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The Christian Hymn Book #707

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The Christian Hymnal #299

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The College Hymnal #382

The Hour of Praise #d11

The Service of Praise #d77

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The Voice of Praise #520

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