Gracious God, my sins forgive

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Gracious God, my sins forgive;
Thy Spirit now impart;
Then shall I in thee believe,
With all my loving heart:
Always unto Jesus look--
Him in heavenly glory see,
Who to save me undertook,
And ever prays for me.

2 Grace, in answer to his prayer,
Fullness of grace bestow;
That I may with zealous care
Perform thy will below;
Rooted in humility,
Still in every state resigned--
Plant, Almighty Lord, in me,
A meek and lowly mind.

3 Poor and vile in my own eyes,
With self-abasing shame,
Still I would myself despise,
And magnify thy name.
Thee let every creature bless;
Praise alone to God be given:
God alone deserves the praise
Of all in earth and heaven.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #395

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Gracious God, my sins forgive
Title: Self-abasement
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in America #387

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #387

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New Hymn and Tune book #369d

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New Hymn and Tune Book #369d

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The Heart and Voice #345b

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The Voice of Praise #395

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