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 thanks to the Lamb, Who gives us to meet. C. Wesley. [Christian Fellowship.] First published in his Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1749, vol. ii., No. 238, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines; from thence it passed into the Wesleyan Hymn Book in 1780, in full; but in the revised ed., 1875, the last stanza is omitted. It is given in most of the collections of the Methodist bodies, but is rarely found in other hymnbooks. Original text in Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. v. p. 468.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Display Title: All thanks to the Lamb, who gives us to meet!First Line: All thanks to the Lamb, who gives us to meet!Author: C. WesleyMeter: 10 10 11 11Date: 1882Subject: Social and Family Worship - Christian Fellowship and Prayer | United prayer and praise