Jesus, to my thee heart I bow

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1 Jesu, to thee my Heart I bow,
Strange Flames far from my soul remove:
Fairest among Then Thousand thou,
Be thou my Lord, my Life, my Love.

2 All Heav'n thou fill'st with pure desire;
O shine upon my frozen Breast;
With sacred Warmth my Heart inspire,
May I too thy hid Sweetness tast.

3 I see thy Garments roll'd in Blood,
Thy streaming Head, thy Hands, thy Side;
All hail, thou suffering, conquering God,
Now Man shall live; for God hath died.

4 O kill in me this rebel Sin,
And triumph o'er my willing Breast:
Restore thy Image Lord, therein,
And lead me to my Father's Rest.

5 Ye earthly Loves be far away!
Saviour, be thou my Love alone;
Ne'er more may mine usurp the Sway,
But in me thy great Will be done!

6 Yea, thou, true Witness, spotless lamb,
All Things for thee i count but Loss;
My sole desire, my constant Aim,
My only Glory be thy Cross!

Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #XXVI

Translator: John Wesley

John Wesley, the son of Samuel, and brother of Charles Wesley, was born at Epworth, June 17, 1703. He was educated at the Charterhouse, London, and at Christ Church, Oxford. He became a Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, and graduated M.A. in 1726. At Oxford, he was one of the small band consisting of George Whitefield, Hames Hervey, Charles Wesley, and a few others, who were even then known for their piety; they were deridingly called "Methodists." After his ordination he went, in 1735, on a mission to Georgia. The mission was not successful, and he returned to England in 1738. From that time, his life was one of great labour, preaching the Gospel, and publishing his commentaries and other theological works. He died in London, in 17… Go to person page >

Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf

Zinzendorf, Count Nicolaus Ludwig, the founder of the religious community of Herrnhut and the apostle of the United Brethren, was born at Dresden May 26, 1700. It is not often that noble blood and worldly wealth are allied with true piety and missionary zeal. Such, however, was the case with Count Zinzendorf. Spener, the father of Pietism, was his godfather; and Franke, the founder of the famous Orphan House, in Halle, was for several years his tutor. In 1731 Zinzendorf resigned all public duties and devoted himself to missionary work. He traveled extensively on the Continent, in Great Britain, and in America, preaching "Christ, and him crucified," and organizing societies of Moravian brethren. John Wesley is said to have been under obligat… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, to my thee heart I bow
Translator: John Wesley
Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #XXVI

A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d137

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d256

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