Siner, In Thine Own Esteem

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Sinner, in thine own esteem,
Poor and needy if thou art,
Rich thy title is with Him,
Searcher of the reins and heart;
Christ who gave, commends thy grace,
Deigns Himself the poor to praise.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11831

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: Sinner, in thine own esteem
Title: Siner, In Thine Own Esteem
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7
Source: Short Hymns on Select Passages of the Holy Scriptures (Bristol, England, E. Farley, 1962)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ARFON (Minor)

ARFON is originally a six-phrase Welsh folk tune in minor tonality entitled 'Tros y Garreg." Named for a district on the mainland of northern Wales opposite Mon and Anglesey, the tune was published in Edward Jones's Relicks of the Welsh Bards (1784). In the later nineteenth century ARFON was associa…

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