My Savior, how shall I proclaim

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1 My Saviour, how shall I proclaim,
How pay the mighty debt I owe?
Let all I have, and all I am,
Ceaseless to all thy glory show.

2 Too much to thee I can not give;
Too much I can not do for thee;
Let all thy love, and all thy grief,
Graven on my heart for ever be.

3 The meek, the still, the lowly mind,
Oh, may I learn from thee, my God!
And love, with softest pity joined,
For those that trample on thy blood!

4 Still let thy tears, thy groans, thy sighs
O'erflow my eyes, and heave my breast;
Till, loose from flesh and earth, I rise,
And ever in thy bosom rest.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #815

Translator: John Wesley

John Wesley, the son of Samuel, and brother of Charles Wesley, was born at Epworth, June 17, 1703. He was educated at the Charterhouse, London, and at Christ Church, Oxford. He became a Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, and graduated M.A. in 1726. At Oxford, he was one of the small band consisting of George Whitefield, Hames Hervey, Charles Wesley, and a few others, who were even then known for their piety; they were deridingly called "Methodists." After his ordination he went, in 1735, on a mission to Georgia. The mission was not successful, and he returned to England in 1738. From that time, his life was one of great labour, preaching the Gospel, and publishing his commentaries and other theological works. He died in London, in 17… Go to person page >

Author: Paul Gerhardt

Gerhardt, Paulus, son of Christian Gerhardt, burgomaster of Gräfenhaynichen, near Wittenberg, was born at Grafenhaynichen, Mar. 12, 1607. On January 2, 1628, he matriculated at the University of Wittenberg. In the registers of St. Mary's church, Wittenberg, his name appears as a godfather, on July 13, 1641, described still as "studiosus," and he seems to have remained in Wittenberg till at least the end of April, 1642. He appears to have gone to Berlin in 1642 or 1643, and was there for some time (certainly after 1648) a tutor in the house of the advocate Andreas Barthold, whose daughter (Anna Maria, b. May 19, 1622, d. March 5, 1668) became his wife in 1655. During this period he seems to have frequently preached in Berlin. He was appoint… Go to person page >

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First Line: My Savior, how shall I proclaim
Translator: John Wesley
Author: Paul Gerhardt

Tune

MONTGOMERY (Jarvis, Stanley)


ANGELS' HYMN


EISENACH (Gesius)

MACHS MIT MIR was first published in the collection of music Das ander Theil des andern newen Operis Geistlicher Deutscher Lieder (1605) by Bartholomäus Gesius (b. Münchenberg, near Frankfurt, Germany, c. 1555; d. Frankfurt, 1613). A prolific composer, Gesius wrote almost exclusively for the churc…

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #42Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns: designed as a supplement to the "psalms and hymns" of the Presbyterian church #183Page Scan
Australian Hymn Book #460
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #100Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d349
Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d340
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #100Page Scan
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #743
Hymns for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, by the Authority of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania #398Page Scan
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d531
Methodist Hymn-Book #128Page Scan
Songs for the New Life #d417
The Australian Hymn Book with Catholic Supplement #460
The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #388
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #225bPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d668
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d567
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #815TextPage Scan
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