Father of might, my bonds I feel,
And long for perfect liberty;
I would deny my selfish will,
And, Father, give up all to Thee!
O, with Thy strength my weakness fill!
That strength shall every foe subdue;
The doubts that tempt, the sins that kill,
The wishes to the cross untrue.
A sinless mind in me reveal,
Thy spirit’s fulness, Lord, impart!
Till all my spotless life shall tell
The abundance of a loving heart.
So shall I own Thy perfect sway,
And, sitting humbly at Thy feet,
Thy law with all my heart obey,
And all my soul to Thee submit.
Father of might, my bonds I fee. C. Wesley. [Self-Renunciation.] This in Longfellow and Johnson's Book of Hymns, 1846, No. 527; and their Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, No. 329, is a cento from hymns by C. Wesley, in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, modern eds., Nos. 275, 363, 388, &c.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #527||For Self-Renunciation||Father of might, my bonds I feel||Anonymous||L. M.||1866|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #527||Father of might, my bonds I feel||Anonymous||1848|
|Hymns of the Spirit #392||Father of might, my bonds I feel||1864|
|The Gospel Psalmist #444||For Self-renunciation||Father of might, my bonds I feel||Anonymous||1861||Aspiration and Communion ||
|Vestry Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for all occasions of social worship #137||Father of might, my bonds I feel||1868|