Father of might, my bonds I feel

Father of might, my bonds I feel

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 5 hymnals

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Father of might, my bonds I feel,
And long for perfect liberty;
I would deny my selfish will,
And, Father, give up all to Thee!

O, with Thy strength my weakness fill!
That strength shall every foe subdue;
The doubts that tempt, the sins that kill,
The wishes to the cross untrue.

A sinless mind in me reveal,
Thy spirit’s fulness, Lord, impart!
Till all my spotless life shall tell
The abundance of a loving heart.

So shall I own Thy perfect sway,
And, sitting humbly at Thy feet,
Thy law with all my heart obey,
And all my soul to Thee submit.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #527

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: Father of might, my bonds I feel
Author: Charles Wesley
Copyright: Public Domain


Father of might, my bonds I fee. C. Wesley. [Self-Renunciation.] This in Longfellow and Johnson's Book of Hymns, 1846, No. 527; and their Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, No. 329, is a cento from hymns by C. Wesley, in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, modern eds., Nos. 275, 363, 388, &c.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #527

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