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My God, I am thine, What a comfort divine

My God, I am thine, What a comfort divine

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 118 hymnals

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1. My God, I am thine,
What a comfort divine,
What a blessing to know that my Jesus is mine!
In the heavenly Lamb
Thrice happy I am;
My heart it doth dance to the sound of thy name.

2. True pleasures abound
In the rapturous sound;
And whoever hath found it hath paradise found.
My Jesus to know,
And feel his blood flow,
’Tis life everlasting, ’tis heaven below.

3 Yet onward I haste
To the heavenly feast;
That, that is the fullness: but this is the taste.
And this I shall prove,
’Till with joy I remove
To the heaven of heavens of Jesus’s love.

Source: Songs of Zion: being a small collection of tunes, principally original; with appropriate lines, adapted to divine worship #12

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 >

Notes

My God, I am Thine; What a comfort divine. C. Wesley. Peace with God.] Appeared in Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1749, vol. i., as No. 16 of "Hymns for Believers," in 6 stanzas of 3 lines (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. v. p. 24). It was republished in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 197, and thence passed into most of the Methodist hymnbooks throughout all English-speaking countries. Few hymns amongst the Methodists have equalled it in the influence which it has had upon the sick and dying. Numerous instances of great interest are given in G. J. Stevenson's Methodist Hymn Book Notes, 1883, p. 167. The stanzas most frequently quoted are, i. "My God, I am Thine," and iv., "My Jesus to know; And feel His blood flow." Outside of the Methodist bodies its use is limited.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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The Cyber Hymnal #4413
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Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
An Nou Chanté! : Let's Sing! #37
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #563
Singing the Faith #80
The Cyber Hymnal #4413TextScoreAudio
Include 114 pre-1979 instances



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