Jesus, the gift divine I know

Jesus, the gift divine I know.  Charles Wesley* (1707-1788). This is a composite hymn in five stanzas created by John Wesley* in A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People called Methodists from two texts in Charles Wesley’s Short Hymns on Select Passages of the Holy Scriptures (1762).  The first two stanzas (Volume II, p. 244) were on John 4: 10-15: ‘Thee let me drink, and thirst no more’ is a quotation almost verbatim, from verse 15: ‘Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not…’. The  last three stanzas (Volume II, p. 380) were on James 1: 27: ‘Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself...

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