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Ah when shall I awake

Author: Charles Wesley

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 >

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Ah, when shall I awake. C. Wesley. [Prayer.] From his Hymns on God's Everlasting Love, first published in 1741, in 11 stanzas of 8 lines (second series), No. vii. Of the original, 6 stanzas were included in the 1780 edition of the Wesleyan Hymn Book, No. 294. Orig. text, Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. iii. p. 61.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d10
A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church Including the Whole Collection of the Rev. J. Wesley #d2
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d5
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #303Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #121Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for camp meetings, revivals, &c., for the use of the Primitive Methodists #L291Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #302Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns: designed as a supplement to the "psalms and hymns" of the Presbyterian church #256Page Scan
American Psalmody: a collection of sacred music, comprising a great variety of psalm, and hymn tunes, set-pieces, anthems and chants, arranged with a figured bass for the organ...(3rd ed.) #39aPage Scan
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #446Page Scan
David's Companion: being a choice selection of hymn and psalm tunes adapted to the words and measures in the Methodist Pocket Hymn-Book... #32aPage Scan
Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d9
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #386Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #386Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends Professing the Faith of Universal Salvation #d5
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d12
Methodist Hymn-Book #401Page Scan
Musica Sacra: or, Springfield and Utica Collections United: consisting of Psalm and hymn tunes, anthems, and chants (2nd revised ed.) #226Page Scan
Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #350Page Scan
Parish Psalmody #d8
The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d6
The American Vocalist: a selection of tunes, anthems, sentences, and hymns, old and new: designed for the church, the vestry, or the parlor; adapted to every variety of metre in common use. (Rev. ed.) #111bPage Scan
The Sacred Lyre #d9
Union Prayer Meeting Hymns #d3
Union Prayer Meeting Hymns #d4