If so poor a worm as I

If so poor a worm as I

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 5 hymnals

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IF so poor a soul as I
May to thy great glory live,
All my actions sanctify,
All my words and thoughts receive;
Claim me for thy service, claim
All I have and all I am.

2 Take my soul and body’s powers,
Take my memory, mind and will,
All my goods and all my hours,
All I know and all I feel,
All I think or speak or do;
Take my heart, but make it new!

3 Now, O God, thine own I am,
Now I give thee back thine own;
Freedom, friends and health and fame
Consecrate to thee alone;
Thine I live, thrice happy I,
Happier still if thine I die.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #492

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: If so poor a worm as I
Author: Charles Wesley

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