The thing my God doth hate

The thing my God doth hate

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: AYNHOE
Published in 74 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The thing my God doth hate,
That I no more may do,
Thy creature, Lord, again create,
And all my soul renew;
My soul shall then, like thine,
Abhor the thing unclean,
And sanctify'd by love divine,
For ever cease from sin.

2 That blessed law of thine,
Jesu, to me impart;
Thy Spirit's law of life divine,
O write it on my heart!
Implant it deep within,
Whence it may ne'er remove,
The law of liberty from sin,
The perfect law of love.

3 Thy nature be my law,
Thy spotless sanctity,
And sweetly ev'ry moment draw
My happy soul to thee;
Soul of my soul remain,
Who didst for all fulfil,
In me, O Lord, fulfil again
Thy heav'nly Father's will.


Source: A Pocket hymn book, designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors #LXIX

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: The thing my God doth hate
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

The thing my God doth hate. C. Wesley. [Holiness Desired.] This cento was given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 331, in 3 stanzas of 8 lines, and is composed of No. 1240 as stanza i., and 1232 as stanzas ii., iii. of his Short Hymns on Selected Passages of Holy Scripture, 1762, vol. ii. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. x., Nos. 1362, and 1354). Several times it has been pointed out that the line (stanza iii., line 5) "Soul of my soul, remain!" is evidently taken from Sir Richard Blackmore's "Ode to the Divine Being," where we have the same expression thus:—
"Blest object of my love intense, I Thee my Joy, my Treasure call, My Portion, my Reward immense, Soul of my soul, my Life, my All."
One can hardly think that this is accidental. This hymn is in several collections in Great Britain and America. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d565

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d830

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A New Book of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal and Other Churches #d235

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #150

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d704

Free Methodist Hymnal #d598

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #417

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d515

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d493

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #417

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #421

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #421

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #612

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #612

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #482

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #482

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Hymns for All Christians #H88

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #490

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #490

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Hymns for Christian Melody #498

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Hymns for Public Worship #144

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #620

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #620

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #507

Hymns of Faith and Life #d459

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Jewel Songs: suitable for all kinds of religious services #174

Let Everybody Sing #d215

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d767

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Methodist Hymn-Book #524

Pocket Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d241

Pocket Hymn Book, Designed as a Constant Companion. 25th ed. #d240

Sing Hosannas (a revised and enlarged ed. of Let Everybody Sing) #d241

Songs of Joy and Gladness No. 2 #d212

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d414

The Chapel Hymn Book #d347

The Chorister, and School Harmonist, 1st ed. #d116

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The Harp #377

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #428

The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #547

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 35th ed. #d258

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. Rev. #d262

The Sacred Lyre #d290

The University Hymn Book #d233

The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #d537

Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d423

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