"Engrave her doom upon my heart"

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Printed by E. Farley
"Engrave her doom upon my heart"
Metaphor in Context
Remember Lot's wife.

--xvii. 32.

Engrave her doom upon my heart,
That I may never wish to part,
(So apt to tempt my loving God,
To stop, and linger on the road,)
That I may never more draw back,
Saviour, into Thy bosom take,
And make this dear-bought soul of mine
A monument of grace Divine.
Searching "heart" and "engrav" in HDIS (Poetry)
3 entries in ESTC (1762, 1796).

See Short Hymns on Select Passages of the Holy Scriptures, 2 vols. (Bristol: Printed by E. Farley, 1762). <Link to ESTC><Link to ECCO>

Text from The Poetical works of John and Charles Wesley, Ed. G. Osborn, 13 vols. (London: The Wesleyan-Methodist Conference Office, 1868). <Link to Hathi Trust>

More than 5,100 hymns written by Wesley, with six books of material left (over 1,000 hymns) in manuscript. Unpublished were the hymns on the "Four Gospels and the Acts of Apostles."
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.