My God, I am thine
My God, I am thine. Charles Wesley* (1707-1788).
First published in Hymns and Sacred Poems (1749), in a section entitled ‘Hymns for Believers’, the first of a group of seven hymns in the metre of 5.5.11. In the 1780 Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People called Methodists the two short lines were printed as one, and the six verses printed as three quatrains. It appeared there in the section ‘For Believers Rejoicing’. It has remained in use in most Methodist books up to and including HP, though printed as three verses of 5.5.11.D in MHB and HP to fit the lively tune HARWICH by Benjamin Milgrove*. HP alters its verse 2 lines 4-6 (the original verse 4) from ‘My Jesus to know/ And feel...
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