Scripture Verse

Diotrephes…loveth to have preeminence among them. 3 John 9

Introduction

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 2, num­ber 812.

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

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William B. Bradbury
(1816–1868)

Lyrics

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!