O God, my God, my All Thou art

O God, my God, my All Thou art. Spanish, translated by John Wesley* (1703-1791). This hymn is unusual among the translations of John Wesley because it comes from a Spanish original rather than a German one. It was printed in Wesley’s 1738 Collection of Psalms and Hymns, the book published after his return to Britain from Georgia, with the title ‘Psalm LXIII. From the Spanish.’ In Hymns and Sacred Poems (1739) it was sandwiched between better known translations from the German: it was preceded by ‘God with us’ (‘Eternal depth of Love Divine’*) and succeeded by ‘Gratitude for our Conversion’ (‘Thee will I love, my Strength, my Tower’*). In 1739 the hymn, from an unidentified source, was...

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