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The thing my God doth hate

The thing my God doth hate

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: AYNHOE
Published in 73 hymnals

Full 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)

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 73 of 73)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors: for the use of the English Evangelical Lutheran Church in New York #242Page Scan
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
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d835
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d836
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #493Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d586
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: principally from the collection of Rev. John Wesley, M. A., late fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford; with... (Rev. & corr.) #302Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #302Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #340Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church, principally from the collection of the Rev. John Wesley, A. M., late fellow of Lincoln College..(Rev. and corr. with a supplement) #302Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #339
A New Book of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal and Other Churches #d235
A Pocket hymn book, designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors #LXIXTextPage Scan
A Pocket Hymn Book: designed as a constant companion for the pious, collected from various authors (9th ed.) #LXIXPage Scan
A Pocket Hymn-book: designed as a constant companion for the pious, collected from various authors (18th ed.) #69Page Scan
A Pocket Hymn-Book: designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors. (21st ed.) #LXIXPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #150Page Scan
Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages: a collection of hymns and tunes adapted to all occasions of social worship #193Page Scan
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d704
Free Methodist Hymnal #d598
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #417Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d515
Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d493
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #417Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #421Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #421Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #612Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #612Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #482Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #482Page Scan
Hymns for All Christians #H88Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #490Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #490Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #498Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #144Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #620Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #620Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #507Page Scan
Hymns of Faith and Life #d459
Hymns of the Church Universal #335Page Scan
Hymns selected from various authors: for the use of the Evangelical Association, and all lovers of pious devotion (5th ed.) #196Page Scan
Jewel Songs: suitable for all kinds of religious services #174Page Scan
Let Everybody Sing #d215
Manual of Devotion: or religious exercises for the morning and evening of each day of the month, for the use of schools and private families #79Page Scan
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d767
Methodist Hymn-Book #524Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #249bPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #249bPage Scan
Pocket Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d241
Pocket Hymn Book, Designed as a Constant Companion. 25th ed. #d240
Sacred Hymns and Tunes: designed to be used by the Wesleyan Methodist Connection (or Church) of America #218Page Scan
Sing Hosannas, a Revised and Enlarged Edition 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
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #289Page Scan
The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #331Page Scan
The Harp #377Page Scan
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #243bPage Scan
The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #428Page Scan
The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #547
The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 35th ed. #d258
The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. Rev. #d262
The Methodist Pocket Hymn-book, revised and improved: designed as a constant companion for the pious, of all denominations (30th ed.) #LXVIIIPage Scan
The New Hymn Book: a Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #184Page Scan
The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal: Revised: collected from various authors. Designed for the worship of God in all Christian churches. #I.136Page Scan
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
Wiatt's Impartial Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs from various authors on a variety of useful and entertaining subjects... #CXLIIIPage Scan
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