Jesus, bestow the power. C. Wesley. [In Temptation.] Published in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1749, vol. ii., in 16 stanzas of 8 lines, as No. 7 of "Hymns for the Watchnight" (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. v. p. 269). When included in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 302 (edition 1875, No. 311), stanza i. was omitted, and some slight changes in the text were made. This text, which begins, "Bid me of men beware," is that in common use in Great Britain and America. In the American Church Pastorals, 1864, it reads, “Lord, let me calmly wait."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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