What shall I do my God to love

What shall I do my God to love

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 52 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 What shall I do my God to love,
my loving God to praise?
the length, and breadth, and height to prove,
and depth of sovereign grace?

2 Your sovereign grace to all extends,
immense and unconfined;
from age to age it never ends,
to reach all humankind.

3 Throughout the world its breadth is known,
wide as infinity;
so wide it never passed by one,
or it had passed by me.

4 My trespass was grown up to heav'n;
but far above the skies,
in Christ abundantly forgiv'n,
I see your mercies rise.

5 The depth of all-redeeming love,
what angel tongue can tell?
O may I to the utmost prove
the gift unspeakable.

6 Come quickly, gracious Lord, and take
possession of your own;
my longing heart be pleased to make
your everlasting throne.


Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #122

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 >

Tune

JERUSALEM (Grosvenor)


STELLA (English)

First published in Henri Frederick Hemy's Easy Hymn Tunes for Catholic Schools (1851), STELLA was a folk tune from northern England that Hemy heard sung by children in Stella, a village near Newcastle-upon-Tyme. In modified bar form (AA'B), the tune has an interesting rhythmic structure. Antiphonal…

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WILTSHIRE (Smart)


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The Cyber Hymnal #7658
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The Cyber Hymnal #11116
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Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #615

Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #46a

Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #46b

Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #47

Singing the Faith #436a

Singing the Faith #436b

Singing the Faith #516

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The Cyber Hymnal #7658

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The Cyber Hymnal #11116

Text

Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #122

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