Anglican General Synod

Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

Te Hahi Mihinare ki Aotearoa ki Niu Tireni, ki Nga Moutere o Te Moana Nui a Kiwa

Wesley Day Hymns

A Collection of Hymns

from which a selection might be made for Wesley Day

Hymns by Charles Wesley selected from With One Voice:

WOV 50

What shall I do my God to love,

My loving God to praise ?…

WOV 138

And can it be that I should gain

An interest in the Saviour’s blood ?…

WOV 139

Jesu, lover of my soul,

Let me to Thy bosom fly…

WOV 141

O For a thousand tongues to sing

My great Redeemer’s praise…

WOV 144

Ye servants of God,

Your Master proclaim…

WOV 148

Love divine, all loves excelling

Joy of heaven to earth come down…

WOV 331

Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire,

Let us Thine influence prove…

WOV 364

Christ, from whom all blessings flow

Perfecting the saints below…

WOV 367

All praise to our redeeming Lord,

Who joins us by His grace…

WOV 480

Forth in Thy name ,O Lord, I go,

My daily labour to pursue…

WOV 486

O Thou who camest from above

The pure celestial fire to impart…

Hymns from the NZ section of WOV

WOV 631 WOV 662

Au, e Ihu, tirohia, God of the ages, by whose hand

Arohaina iho ra.. Through years long past our lives were led…

(Traditional Maori version of Elisabeth Havens Burrowes

WOV 139 – Jesu, Lover of my soul)

WOV 141 in English, Tongan, Fijian and Samoan Language - Tune: ‘Lyngham’

1. O for a thousand tongues to sing

my great Redeemer’s praise,

the glories of our God and King,

the triumphs of his grace!

2. Ko Sisu ‘a e Huafa lahi,

‘O ‘ikai hano ua:

‘Ikai ha taha ke tatau,

Ha taha ke kakunga.

3. Sa vosa ga, qai reki mai

Na yalo vutugu;

Na mataboko, era rai;

Na bale era tu.

4. Lo’u Matai ma lo’u Atua

Fesoasoani mai

E talai atu i le lalolagi

Lou suafa mamalu

5. My gracious Master and my God,

assist me to proclaim,

to spread through all the earth abroad

the honours of your name.


Hymn translated by John Wesley from Paul Gerhardt

WOV 460

My Saviour how shall I proclaim,

How pay the mighty debt I owe ?…

Hymns expressing the unity of the Church

WOV 385 Methodist Hymn Book 703; Songs of Praise 468

The church’s one foundation City of God, how broad and far

Is Jesus Christ her Lord… Outspread Thy walls sublime !…

Samuel John Stone Samuel Johnson

Faith Forever Singing 67 WOV 328

We are many, we are one, Filled with the Spirit’s power, with one accord

And the work of Christ is done… The infant church confessed its risen Lord:

Colin Gibson John Raphael Peacey

Hymns from Alleluia Aotearoa

AA 45

Give thanks for life,

The measure of our days…

Shirley Murray

AA 55

Great and deep the Spirit’s purpose,

Hidden now in mystery…

AA 82

Join hands in the Spirit,

The one holy name…

Radha Wardrop

Marnie Barrell

AA 110 AA 154

O threefold God of tender unity, Where mountains rise to open skies,

Life’s great unknown that binds and sets us free… Your name, O God is echoed far…

Bill Wallace Shirley Murray

Hymns for children & young people

(Words and music attached)

John Wesley was a little man

Who rode upon a horse…

Colin Gibson

AA 670

The journey of life may be easy, may be hard,

There’ll be dangers on the way;…

Valerie Collison


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