"Long my imprison'd spirit lay, / Fast bound in sin and nature's night: / Thine eye diffused a quickening ray; / I woke; the dungeon flamed with light; / My chains fell off, my heart was free, / I rose, went forth, and follow'd Thee."
— Wesley, John and Charles
Fast bound in sin and nature's night:
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray;
I woke; the dungeon flamed with light;
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and follow'd Thee.
3 editions in 1739. See John and Charles Wesley, Hymns and Sacred Poems. Published by John Wesley, M. A. Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford; and Charles Wesley, M. A. Student of Christ-Church, Oxford. (London: Printed by William Strahan, 1739). <Link to first edition in ESTC><Link to ECCO><Link to ECCO-TCP>
See also 1742 Bristol Edition of Hymns and Sacred Poems (Bristol: Printed and sold by Felix Farley, in Castle-Green; J. Wilson in Wine-Street; and at the School-Room in the Horse-Fair: in Bath, by W. Frederick, Bookseller: and in London, by T. Harris on the Bridge; also, at the Foundery in Upper-Moor-Fields, 1742). <Link to ESTC><Link to Google Books>
Found searching in The Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley, ed. G. Osborn, 13 vols. (London: The Wesleyan-Methodist Conference Office, 1868). <Link to Hathi Trust>