O Thou that wouldst not have

O Thou that wouldst not have

Author: Charles Wesley (1763)
Published in 46 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O Thou who wouldst not have
One wretched sinner die,
Who diedst Thyself, my soul to save
From endless misery!
Teach me my course to run,
While yet I sojourn here,
That when Thou comest on Thy throne
I may with joy appear.

2 Thou art Thyself the Way,
Thyself in me reveal;
So shall I pass my life's short day
Obedient to Thy will;
So shall I love my God,
Because He first loved me,
And praise Thee in Thy bright abode,
Through all eternity.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #338

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 Thou that wouldst not have
Author: Charles Wesley (1763)
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Notes: C. Wesley, a.
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d639

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d643

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d642

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #675

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d274

A New Book of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal and Other Churches #d193

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #391

Book of Hymns for the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Wisconsin and Other States #d203

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #304

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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #382

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Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #361

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Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #361

Evangelical Lutheran Hymn Book with Tunes #d352

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #270

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #338

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnbook (Lutheran Conference of Missouri and Other States) #d271

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #604

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #604

Hymns for Schools and Families #d366

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #271

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d372

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #393

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Hymns of the Church Militant #261

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d623

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d331

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d594

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The American Sunday-School Hymn-Book #170

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The Book of Worship #210

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #345

The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d378

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #236a

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d809

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