Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >
A fountain of Life and of Grace. C. Wesley. [Living Water.] First published in his Short Hymns, 1762, vol. ii., No. 866, in 2 stanzas of 8 lines, and based on Rev. xxii. 17. In 1780 it was included in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, No. 77, and has been repeated in later edition Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. xiii. p. 240. It has also passed into most of the collections of the Methodist bodies, and is also found in other hymnals in Great Britain and America.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Display Title: A fountain of life and of graceFirst Line: A fountain of life and of graceAuthor: C. WesleyMeter: 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8Date: 1882Subject: The Christian Life - Full Salvation | The fountain of life