Diotrephes…loveth to have preeminence among them.@3 John 9
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Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

Charles Wesley, Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scripture (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762), Volume 2, number 812.

Sweet Hour William B. Bradbury, Golden Chain (New York: 1861) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William B. Bradbury (1816-1868)

Jesus, out of our hearts remove,
The bane of self-preferring love,
Which odious in Thy saints appear,
Most odious in Thy ministers;
Let each confess with humble shame,
I nothing have, I nothing am;
The least of saints with pity see,
The chief of sinners save in me!