Father, I dare believe. C. Wesley. [Holiness desired.] This hymn is composed as follows:—
i. from Short Hymns, &c, 1762, vol. i., No. 881, Psalms cxxx. 8.
ii. from Short Hymns, &c, 1762, vol. ii., No. 1178, Jer. iv. U
iii. from Short Hymns, &c, 1762, vol. ii., No. 1179. Jer. iv. 14.
In this form it was given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 398, and has been retained in subsequent editions of the same, and has also passed into other hymn-books. Original text, Poetical Works, 1868-72, vols. ix., x.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)