Weary of Wandering from My God
Words: Charles Wesley, 1749
Music: tune, MELITA, by John B. Dykes, 1861
Scriptures: Psalm 113; Hosea 14:1-2; Luke 19:46; 1 John 2:1
Topics: grace; salvation; restoration; conversion
Charles Wesley composed this hymn text in 1749. All six stanzas were included in John Wesley’s hymnal, A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People Called Methodists, 1780, under the section titled "For Backsliders Recovered." The hymn was included in many eighteenth- and nineteenth-century collections and hymnals, usually omitting stanzas four and five.