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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 10 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
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

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)

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Instances (1 - 10 of 10)

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

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #290

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #120

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A Collection of Hymns #289

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d335

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d522

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Methodist Hymn-Book #287

The Sacred Lyre #d182

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