And let our bodies part. C. Wesley. [Parting.] From Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1749, vol. ii., No. 233, of 10 stanzas in two parts. The first part, in 6 stanzas, was included in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, and is retained in the revised edition, 1875, No. 535. In some collections a shorter version compiled from this is given. Original text, Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. v. p. 462. From this hymn, and another, a cento has been formed, "O let our heart and mind," thus, stanzas i.-iv., stanzas ii., iii. of the above, stanzas v., vi., from stanzas viii. and v. of "Saviour of sinful men " (q. v.) This is found in Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858 and 1880. The original hymn is also found in a few American collections. A second cento from this hymn alone was given in Martineau's Hymns, &c, 1840, and again in his Hymns of Praise & Prayer, 1873, No. 694. It begins, "And what though now we part," and is composed of stanzas i., 1. 1-.4, iii., iv., 1.4-8, and vi., 1. 1-4, as in the Wesleyan Hymn Book but somewhat altered.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)