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Lord, subdue our selfish will

Lord, subdue our selfish will

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 11 hymnals

Representative Text

Lord! subdue our selfish will;
Each to each our tempers suit,
By Thy modulating skill,
Heart to heart, as lute to lute.

Sweetly on our spirits move;
Gently touch the trembling strings;
Make the harmony of love,
Music for the King of kings!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #505

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: Lord, subdue our selfish will
Author: Charles Wesley

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #505

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #505

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Church Harmonies #773

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d166

Grammar School Hymn Book #d153

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d261

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #392

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #392

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Hymns of the Spirit #209

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The Gospel Psalmist #416

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The School Hymn-Book #188

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