Master, I own thy lawful claim

Master, I own thy lawful claim

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 42 hymnals

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1 Master, I own thy lawful claim;
Thine, wholly thine I long to be;
Thou seest, at last, I willing am,
Where'er thou go'st, to follow thee,
Myself in all things to deny,
Thine, wholly thine, to live and die.

2 Whate'er my sinful flesh requires,
For thee I cheerfully forego,
My covetous and vain desires,
My hopes of happiness below,
My senses' and my passions' food,
And all my thirst for creature good.

3 Pleasure and wealth and praise no more
Shall lead my captive soul astray;
My fond pursuits I all give o'er,
Thee, only thee, resolved t' obey;
My own in all things to resign,
And know no other will but thine.


Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #416

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: Master, I own thy lawful claim
Author: Charles Wesley

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d366

A Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Generally Used at Camp and Prayer Meetings #d140

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d536

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d539

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d538

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #573

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d230

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d384

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #332

Free Methodist Hymnal #d384

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d330

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #562

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #562

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Hymns for Christian Melody #699

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d307

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #803

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d508

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Methodist Hymn-Book #582

Pocket Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d166

Pocket Hymn Book, Designed as a Constant Companion. 25th ed. #d164

Spiritual Songs and Hymns for Pilgrims. New Church ed. #d116

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d478

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The Harp #579

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #638

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 35th ed. #d174

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. Rev. #d176

The Saints' Harp #d544

The Song Book of the Salvation Army #d484

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #416

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