A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.@Matthew 7:18

Charles Wesley, Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scripture (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762), Volume II, number 93.

Göttingen, in The Primitive Methodist Hymnal, edited by George Booth (London: Primitive Methodist Publishing House, 1889), number 1007 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Charles Wesley (1707–1788)

Evil I then must be
Who bring forth evil fruit:
Corrupt the fruit, corrupt the tree,
And most corrupt the root;
Whatever gift or grace
Thou hast on me bestowed,
Lord, I with all my soul confess,
That yet I am not good.