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 >
All praise to Him who dwells in bliss. C. Wesley. [Evening.] First published in J. Wesley's Collection of Psalms & Hymns, 1741, as "An Evening Hymn," in 5 stanzas of 4 lines. In the Poetical Works of J. & C. Wesley, 1868-72, vol. ii. p. 27, it is repeated without alteration. Although in somewhat extensive use both in Great Britain and America, it has never found a place in the Wesleyan Hymn Book. In the Hymnary, 1872, No. 75, a doxology has been added. Usually it is given in its original form.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
EPWORTH was composed by Charles Wesley, Jr. (b. Bristol, England, 1757; d. Marylebone, London, 1834), and was published posthumously under the tune name LOUGHTEN in the third part (1838) of Novello's The Psalmist. The heading there reads "Charles Wesley, arr. S. Wesley," which means that Charles's m…
Display Title: All Praise to Him Who Dwells in BlissFirst Line: All praise to Him who dwells in blissTune Title: ST. SAVIOUR (BAKER)Author: Charles WesleyMeter: CMSource: Collection of Psalms & Hymns, 1741