O the depth of love divine
O the depth of love divine. Charles Wesley* (1707-1788).
From Hymns on the Lord’s Supper (1745), in which John Wesley* provided an abridgement of The Christian Sacrifice and Sacrament (1673) by Daniel Brevint (1616-1695) and Charles Wesley supplied accompanying hymns, including some of his finest: ‘Author of life divine’*, ‘O Thou who this mysterious bread’*, and ‘Saviour, and can it be’*. This hymn was in Part II, ‘As it [the Sacrament] is a Sign and a Means of Grace’. It had four 8-line stanzas.
It corresponds to Section IV of John Wesley’s abridgement, ‘Concerning the Sacrament, as it is a Means of Grace’. It corresponds to the idea in Brevint that ‘For both the End of the Holy...
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