O God of all grace
O God of all grace. Charles Wesley* (1707-1788).
First published in Hymns and Sacred Poems (1749), with the title ‘The Same’, indicating that it was one (No. 22) of 43 ‘Hymns for Believers’. It had twenty stanzas in the metre of 5.5.11./12, beginning 'O Saviour, whose Blood/ For Sinners hath flow’d’. It was not included in the 1780 Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People called Methodists, but was found in Wesleyan books of a later date, including ‘Wesley’s Hymns’, in eleven 3-line stanzas, ending with
When time is no more,
We still shall adore
That ocean of love without bottom or shore.
In the Wesleyan Methodist Hymn Book (1904) it was set to JESMOND by John...
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