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My God, if I may call thee mine

My God, if I may call thee mine

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 9 hymnals

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: My God, if I may call thee mine
Author: Charles Wesley


My God, if I may call Thee mine. C. Wesley. [In temptation.] Published in the Wesley Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1739, in 9 stanzas of 8 lines (Poetical Works, i., p. 133). In the old Wesleyan Hymn Book the cento consisted of 8 stanzas of 4 lines. This has been reduced to 7 stanzas, by the omission of st. vii., in The Methodist Hymn Book, 1904.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d380
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d335
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #290Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #120Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #289Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d335
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d522
Methodist Hymn-Book #287Page Scan
The Sacred Lyre #d182