Jesu, the word of mercy give. C. Wesley. [Ember Days. For Ministers.] Compiled from his Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scriptures, 1762, as follows:—
Stanzas i., ii., Short Hymns, vol. i., No. 638, on 2 Chron. vi. 4 lines
Stanzas iii.-vi., Short Hymns, vol. i., No. 397, on Judges v. 3 lines
In this form it was given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 434, and has passed into several later collections (Original text, Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. ix.).
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)