Category Archives: Wesley Hymns

“I'll Praise My Maker While I've Breath” (UMH, #60)

“I’ll Praise My Maker While I’ve Breath” is a hymn originally written by Isaac Watts, but was altered by John Wesley and is widely known in that version. WORDS 1 I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath; and when my … Continue reading

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“Maker, in Whom We Live” (UMH, #88).

  WORDS 1. Maker, in whom we live, in whom we are and move, the glory, power, and praise receive for thy creating love. Let all the angel throng give thanks to God on high, while earth repeats the joyful … Continue reading

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“Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast” (UMH, #339)

  WORDS 1 Come sinners, to the gospel feast, Let every soul be Jesus’ guest; Ye need not one be left behind, For God hath bid all mankind. 2 “Have me excused” why will you say? From health, and life, and liberty; From … Continue reading

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John Wesley's Directions for Singing

John Wesley’s Directions for Singing are found on page vii of the United Methodist Hymnal (UMH). WORDS: I. Learn these tunes before you learn any others; afterwards learn as many as you please. II. Sing them exactly as they are printed … Continue reading

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Overview: Wesley Hymn Study

  WORDS   BACKGROUND   DISCUSSION QUESTIONS What characteristic United Methodist belief statements do you find in this hymn? What phrase really speaks to your mind or heart as very important for us to understand and remember? RESOURCES Discussion questions … Continue reading

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