Pierce, fill me with an humble fear

Pierce, fill me with an humble fear

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 31 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Pierce, fill me with an humble fear;
My utter helplessness reveal:
Satan and sin are always near,
Thee may I always nearer feel.

2 Oh! that to thee my constant mind
Might with an even flame aspire;
Pride in its earliest motions find,
And mark the risings of desire.

3 Oh! that my tender soul might fly,
The fist abhorr'd approach of ill;
Quick as the apple of an eye
The slightest touch of sin to feel!

4 Till thou anew my soul create,
Still may I strive, and watch, and pray,
Humbly and confidently wait,
And long to see the perfect day.

Source: A Pocket Hymn Book: designed as a constant companion for the pious, collected from various authors (9th ed.) #HXVII

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: Pierce, fill me with an humble fear
Author: Charles Wesley
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 31 of 31)
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A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors #256

A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d488

A Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Generally Used at Camp and Prayer Meetings #d179

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d290

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d496

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #163

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #163

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d427

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #313

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #194

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A Collection of Hymns #L302

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A Collection of Hymns #163

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A Collection of Hymns #312

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A Pocket Hymn Book #HXVII

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A Pocket hymn-book, designed as a constant companion for the pious #CCXLVII

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A Pocket Hymn-book #247

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A Pocket Hymn-Book #CCXLVII

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #640

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #640

Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d175

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d395

Pocket Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d210

Pocket Hymn Book, Designed as a Constant Companion. 25th ed. #d207

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Public, Parlour, and Cottage Hymns. A New Selection #I.122

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d354

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 35th ed. #d224

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. Rev. #d227

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The Methodist Pocket Hymn-book, revised and improved #CXXIV

The Sacred Lyre #d233

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