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Almighty God of love

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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Almighty God of love. C. Wesley. [Missions.] A cento composed of Nos. 1157, 1158, and 1159 of his Short Hymns, Dec, 1762, vol. i. p. 391. In this form it was given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book 1780, and has been retained in all editions of that work. It has also passed into numerous collections, specially of the Methodist bodies, both in Great Britain, and America. Original text in Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. ix. p. 469.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church Including the Whole Collection of the Rev. J. Wesley #d5
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d23
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d23
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d23
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #750Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #448Page Scan
African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #443Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #662Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d11
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #662Page Scan
Hymnal Adapted to the Doctrines and Usages of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Revised Edition #443Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1073Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #980Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #213ePage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #213ePage Scan
The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book: adapted to the doctrines and usages of the church (6th ed.) #443Page Scan
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #1288Page Scan
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #237aPage Scan
The Hymnal #285
The Saints' Harp #d41
The Saints' Hymnal #d13