1 God of almighty Love,
By whose sufficient grace
I lift my heart to things above,
And humbly seek Thy face.
Through Jesus Christ the Just
My faint desires receive,
And let me in Thy goodness trust,
And to Thy glory live.
2 Whate’er I speak or do,
Thy glory be my aim;
My offerings all be offered through
Thy ever-blessed Name:
Jesus, my single eye
Be fixed on Thee alone;
Thy Name be praised on earth, on high,
Thy will by all be done!
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 >
God of almighty love. C. Wesley. [Consecration to God.] Appeared in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1749, vol. i., No. 149, in 3 stanzas of 8 lines, and entitled, "An hourly act of Oblation." In 1780 it was given with alterations in the Wesleyan Hymn Book as No. 314, and repeated in several collections in Great Britain and America. The cento, "Father, my lifted eye," in Hymns for the Church of Christ, Boston, U.S.A., 1853, is compiled with alterations from stanzas ii., iii., of this hymn.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)