Knowles (G Knowles)
- Editor: Tim Henderson (submitted 2008-06-21). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 80 kbytes Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Composer: G Knowles
Published: According to HTI, first appeared in Jubal's Lyre (1808) entitled "Southwark Chapel" ; contained in Knowles' Sacred Music (1815) entitled "Purple Flood" (associated with the Charles Wesley text Weary souls, that wander wide.....Sink into the purple flood;)
Description: Hymn tune "Knowles" comes from "A companion to the Wesleyan hymn-book" : being a selection of two hundred and twenty-eight tunes, from the works of the most celebrated masters, comprising all the metres in the hymn-book and supplement : arranged in four parts, with accompaniments for the organ and piano forte : intended for use in Wesleyan congregations, classes, prayer-meetings, schools, and families : also a supplement of the most admired chants with plain directions for their use (1852) - Author: Wesley, John, 1703-1791.
Original text and translations
- 1. Centre of our hopes thou art,
- End of our enlarged desires;
- Stamp thine image on our heart;
- Fill us now with heav'nly fires;
- Cemented by love divine,
- Seal our souls for ever thine.
- 2. All our works in thee be wrought,
- Levelled at one common aim;
- Every word, and every thought,
- Purge in the refining flame:
- Lead us through the paths of peace,
- On to perfect holiness.
- 3. Let us all together rise,
- To thy glorious life restored,
- Here regain our paradise,
- Here prepare to meet our Lord;
- Here enjoy the earnest given,
- Travel hand in hand to heaven!