O that I were as heretofore, When first sent forth in Jesus' name

O that I were as heretofore, When first sent forth in Jesus' name

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 O that I were as heretofore;
When first sent forth in Jesus' name,
I rush'd through every open door,
And cried to all, "behold the Lamb!"

2 The God who kills and makes alive,
To me the quickening power impart;
Thy grace restore, thy work revive,
Retouch my lips, renew my heart.

3 I would the precious time redeem,
And longer live for this alone,
To spend, and to be spent for them
Who have not yet my Saviour known.

4 My talents, gifts, and graces, Lord,
Into thy blessed hands receive;
And let me live to preach thy word,
And let me for thy glory live.

5 Enlarge, inflame, and fill my heart
with boundless charity divine:
So shall I all my strength exert,
And love them with a zeal like thine.

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #557

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: O that I were as heretofore, When first sent forth in Jesus' name
Author: Charles Wesley
Publication Date: 1832
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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