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 >
My God, I know, I feel Thee mine. C. Wesley. [Peace and Holiness desired.] Published in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1740, p. 156, in 12 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled, "Against Hope, Believing in Hope" (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol.i. p. 328). In the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 351, stanza x. is omitted, and slight changes in the text are introduced. This form is repeated in the revised edition, 1875, and has passed into several collections. In addition there are also the following arrangements of the hymn in common use:—
1. Father, Thy all-victorious love. This opens with st. iv. altered, and is in use in American Unitarian hymnbooks.
2. Jesus, Thine all-victorious love. This also begins with st. iv. altered, and is in American common use.
3. My God, I humbly call Thee mine. This is in Mercer’s Church Psalter & Hymn Book, Oxford ed., 1864, in 9 stanzas.
4. 0 that in me the sacred fire. In the Primitive Methodist Hymnal, 1887, and a few American collections. This opens with st. vii.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Display Title: My God! I know, I feel thee mineFirst Line: My God! I know, I feel thee mineTune Title: WARWICKAuthor: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788Meter: CMScripture: 1 Kings 18:38; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Colossians 2:5-7; Genesis 32:26; Hosea 8:2; Isaiah 4:4; Isaiah 64:1; Job 42:1-10; Leviticus 6:13; Malachi 3:2; Matthew 3:11; Romans 5:1-8; Song of Solomon 3:4Date: 2011Subject: The Gift and Work of the Holy Spirit |