This Is My Will

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This is my will, my new command

Author: James Quinn
Published in 14 hymnals

Representative Text

1 This is my will, my one command,
that love should dwell among you all.
This is my will, that you should love
as I have shown that I love you.

2 No greater love a man can have
than that he die to save his friends.
You are my friends if you obey
all I command that you should do.

3 I call you now no longer slaves;
no slave knows all his master does.
I call you friends, for all I hear
my Father say you hear from me.

4 You chose not me, but I chose you,
that you should go and bear much fruit.
I called you out that you in me
should bear much fruit that will abide.

5 All that you ask my Father dear
for my name's sake you shall receive.
This is my will, my one command,
that love should dwell in each, in all.

Source: CPWI Hymnal #684

Author: James Quinn

James Quinn (b. Glasgow, Scotland, April 21, 1919; d. Edinburgh, Scotland, April 8, 2010) was a Roman Catholic Jesuit priest who was ordained in 1950. As a consultant for the International Commission on English in the Liturgy, sparked by Vatican II, he has exerted influence far beyond his native Scotland. A collection of his hymn texts is available from Selah Publishing company. Sing a New Creation Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: This is my will, my new command
Title: This Is My Will
Author: James Quinn
Language: English
Copyright: © 1969 James Quinn, SJ, admin. OCP Publications



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #757

Christian Worship (1993) #497

Christian Worship #728

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #315

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #357

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #675


CPWI Hymnal #684

Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #357

One in Faith #740

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #352

Together in Song #641

Worship (3rd ed.) #590

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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