Why not now, my God, my God?

Why not now, my God, my God?

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 37 hymnals

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1 Why not now, my God, my God?
Ready if thou always art,
Make in me thy mean abode,
Take possession of my heart:
If thou canst so greatly bow,
Friend of sinners, why not now?

2 God of love, in this my day
For thyself to thee I cry;
Dying, if thou still delay
Must I not for ever die?
Enter now thy poorest home:
Now, my utmost Saviour, come!


Source: A Pocket hymn-book, designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors (11th ed.) #CCLXII

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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First Line: Why not now, my God, my God?
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 37 of 37)

A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d636

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d981

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d987

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d988

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #404

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d389

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d672

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #135

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #135

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #411

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A Collection of Hymns #135

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A Pocket hymn-book, designed as a constant companion for the pious #CCLXII

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A Pocket Hymn-book #262

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A Pocket Hymn-Book #CCLXII

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Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages #114

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David's Harp #153

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d552

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #410

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d878

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Methodist Hymn-Book #275

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Methodist Tune Book #283

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New Hymn and Tune book #337c

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New Hymn and Tune Book #337c

Pocket Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d275

Pocket Hymn Book, Designed as a Constant Companion. 25th ed. #d277

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d475

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The Disciples' Hymn Book #52

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The Heart and Voice #307d

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 35th ed. #d296

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. Rev. #d301

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The Methodist Pocket Hymn-book, revised and improved #CXXVI

The Singer's Choice #d223

The Wesleyan Harp, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes Suitable for Social Worship. 1st ed. #d154

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