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Praying for Repentance

O that I could repent, With all my idols part

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 94 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O that I could repent!
With all my idols part;
And to thy gracious eye present
An humble contrite heart!

2 A heart with grief opprest,
For having griev'd my God;
A troubled heart that cannot rest
Till sprinkled with thy blood!

3 Jesus on me bestow,
The penitent desire;
With true sincerity of wo
My aching breast inspire;

4 With softening pity look,
And melt my hardness down;
Strike with thy love's resistless stroke,
And break this heart of stone!

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #249

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 >

Text Information

First Line: O that I could repent, With all my idols part
Title: Praying for Repentance
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Sacred Harp #535

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