And have I measured half my days

And have I measured half my days

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 19 hymnals

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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Author: Charles Wesley


And have I measured half my days? C. Wesley. [Pleading for Pardon.] Appeared in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1749, vol. i., in 16 stanza of 4 lines, and again in the Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. iv. p. 322. In 1780, J. Wesley included stanza x.-xiii. and xvi. in the Wesleyan Hymn Book as:—"God is in this and every place." The same is retained in all subsequent editions of that work, and has passed into general use amongst the Methodist bodies, and also in a few American collections of other denominations. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 19 of 19)

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d40

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Hymns for Christian Melody #791

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Sacred Poetry #330

The Book of Praise #d13

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d27

Village Hymns #d19

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #549

Zion's Hymns, for the Use of the Original Free-Will Baptist Church of North Carolina #d14

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