Category Archives: Wesley Hymns

Best commentary on the Bible?

QUOTE:  His father wrote him on January 26th, 1725… His shrewd sense is seen in another paragraph: “You ask me which is the best commentary on the Bible I answer, The Bible itself. For the several paraphrases and translations of it … Continue reading

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Debunking the Wesley Tavern Song Myth

Dean McIntyre writes: There is a popular misconception that continues to survive among United Methodists that John and Charles Wesley made use of tavern, drinking, or bar songs, as melodies for their hymns. The same is often heard of the great … Continue reading

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RESOURCES FOR STUDYING HYMNS

The General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church provides help for planning worship music here: http://www.gbod.org/lead-your-church/music And resources for hymns here: http://www.gbod.org/lead-your-church/hymn-resources Lists of hymns by Charles Wesley, some with notes and background: http://www.cyberhymnal.org/bio/w/e/s/wesley_c.htm http://gbgm-umc.org/umhistory/wesley/hymns/ Sites with stories about the … Continue reading

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“O Come and Dwell in Me” (UMH, #388)

  WORDS 1. O come and dwell in me, Spirit of power within, and bring the glorious liberty from sorrow, fear, and sin. 2. Hasten the joyful day which shall my sins consume, when old things shall be done away, and all things … Continue reading

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“Covenant Prayer in the Wesleyan Tradition” (UMH, #607)

  WORDS I am no longer my own, but thine. Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be employed for thee or laid aside for … Continue reading

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“Jesus, United by Thy Grace” (UMH, #561)

  WORDS 1. Jesus, united by thy grace and each to each endeared, with confidence we seek thy face and know our prayer is heard. 2. Help us to help each other, Lord, each other’s cross to bear; let all their friendly aid … Continue reading

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“Come, We That Love the Lord” (UMH, #732)

  WORDS 1 Come, we that love the Lord, And let our joys be known; Join in a song with sweet accord, Join in a song with sweet accord, And thus surround the throne, And thus surround the throne. Chorus: We’re marching to … Continue reading

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“And Are We Yet Alive” (UMH, #553)

  WORDS 1. And are we yet alive, and see each other’s face? Glory and thanks to Jesus give for his almighty grace! 2. Preserved by power divine to full salvation here, again in Jesus’ praise we join, and in … Continue reading

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“Jesus, Lover of My Soul” (UMH, #479)

  WORDS (the verse in italics below is omitted from the United Methodist Hymnal) Jesus, lover of my soul, Let me to Thy bosom fly, While the nearer waters roll, While the tempest still is high! Hide me, O my Saviour, … Continue reading

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"A Charge to Keep I Have” (UMH, #413)

  WORDS 1 A charge to keep I have, A God to glorify! A never-dying soul to save, And fit it for the sky; 2 From youth to hoary age, My calling to fulfil; O may it all my powers engage To do my … Continue reading

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