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When shall thy love constrain

When shall thy love constrain

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 84 hymnals

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1 When shall thy love constrain,
And force me to thy breast?
When shall my soul return again
To her eternal rest?

2 Ah! what avail my strife,
My wand'ring to and fro?
Thou hast the words of endless life
Ah! whither should I go?

3 Thy condescending grace
To me did freely move;
It calls me still to seek thy face,
And stoops to ask my love.

4 Lord, at thy feet I fall;
I groan to be set free;
I fain would now obey the call,
And give up all for thee.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #674

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 >

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d628
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d953
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d960
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d960
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #394Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d383
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d658
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.) #67Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #67aPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d365
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #137Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #239Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #116Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for camp meetings, revivals, &c., for the use of the Primitive Methodists #L134Page 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) #67aPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #137Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d306
A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #375Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d314
African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #195bPage Scan
Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages: a collection of hymns and tunes adapted to all occasions of social worship #39Page Scan
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d808
Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #S121aPage Scan
Evangel of Song #d129
Family and Social Melodies #d390
Gospel Tent Hymns #d197
Hallowed Songs: a collection of the most popular hymns and tunes, both old, and new, designed for prayer and social meetings, revivals, family worship, and Sabbath schools #99Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #329Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d557
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #329Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #390Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #390Page Scan
Hymnal for Sunday School and Social Worship #d239
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #400Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #400Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #85Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families #d555
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #153Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d244
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #615Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #615Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d542
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #424Page Scan
Hymns of the Higher Life #64Page Scan
Hymns selected from various authors: for the use of the Evangelical Association, and all lovers of pious devotion (5th ed.) #147Page Scan
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d859
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #313Page Scan
Methodist Hymn-Book #247Page Scan
Methodist Social Hymn Book #80Page Scan
Methodist Tune Book: a collection of tunes adapted to the Methodist Hymn book #152Page Scan
Methodist Tune Book: a collection of tunes adapted to the Methodist Hymn book #160Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #253fPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #253fPage Scan
Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship: and approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: the latter being arranged according to subjects... #234Page Scan
Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d338
Salvation Army Music #d293
Salvation Soldier's Song Book #d265
Songs of Salvation as Used by Crossley and Hunter in Evangelistic Meetings: and adapted for the church, grove, school, choir and home #229Page Scan
The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book: adapted to the doctrines and usages of the church (6th ed.) #195bPage Scan
The American Hymn and Tune Book #d881
The American Hymn and Tune Book, Newly Revised and Especially Adapted to Vestry Use #d162
The American Repository of Sacred Music #d171
The Baptist Harmony #d434
The Baptist Harmony #d447
The Book of Praise #d422
The Chapel Hymn Book #d388
The Christian's Harp: containing a choice selection of psalm and hymn tunes, suited to the various metres now in use among the different religious denominations..(Corrected, enlarged and much improved #17Page Scan
The Church Praise Book: a selection of hymns and tunes for Christian worship #259Page Scan
The Harp #553Page 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 #228cPage Scan
The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #346Page Scan
The Methodist Harmonist, containing a collection of tunes from the best authors, embracing every variety of metre, and adapted to the worship of the Methodist Episcopal Church. New ed. #87.67Page Scan
The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #341
The New Hymn Book: a Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #136Page Scan
The Ohio Harmonist #d84
The Oxford Hymn Book #324
The Sacred Lyre #d328
The Salvation Soldier's Song Book #d126
The Song Book of the Salvation Army #d926
The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the most approved authors; adapted to the various occasions of public and social meetings (New Ed. Enl. and Imp.) #359Page Scan
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #674TextPage Scan
The Wesleyan Sacred Harp: a collection of choice tunes and hymns for prayer class and camp meetings, choirs and congregational singing #126bPage Scan
The Wesleyan Sacred Harp: a collection of choice tunes and hymns for prayer class, and camp meetings, choirs, and congregational singing #126bPage Scan
Universalist Hymn Book #d614
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