Wherewith, O God, shall I draw near

Wherewith, O God, shall I draw near. Charles Wesley* (1707-1788). First published in Hymns and Sacred Poems (1740), in thirteen stanzas, headed ‘Micah vi. 6, &c.’ It was the hymn that concluded Part I of that book. It was included in a shorter form of ten stanzas by John Wesley* in A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People called Methodists (1780), in the section ‘For Mourners convinced of Sin’. He conflated stanzas 2 and 3 into one quatrain:                         1740                                                                 1780 Will Gifts delight the Lord most High?            Will gifts delight the Lord our God?   Will multiplied Oblations...

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