So far in 2023, 13 million people from 200-plus countries around the world have benefitted from the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure. If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. You can donate online at our secure giving site. Or, if you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to:, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. May the hope, love, joy and peace of Advent be yours this day and always.

Your donation:

Recovery from Sickness

And live I yet by power divine

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: WELTON (Malan)
Published in 8 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 >

Text Information

First Line: And live I yet by power divine
Title: Recovery from Sickness
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


And live I yet by power divine? C. Wesley. [Recovery from Sickness.] This hymn, in 17 stanzas, on 2 Kings xx. 1-11, was written in 1738 by C. Wesley during his residence at Oxford, and as a thanksgiving after a dangerous sickness. It was published in Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1739. In 1780, the hymn "God of my life, what just return" was compiled therefrom, and included in the Wesleyan Hymn Book as No. 149. It is also found in many other collections, being held by the Methodist bodies in much esteem. Original text in Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. i. p. 74.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d34

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d34

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d34

Page Scan

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #1015

Page Scan

The Camp-Meeting Chorister #311

Page Scan

The Hymn Book of the African Methodist Episcopal Church #998

Page Scan

Wesleyan Hymn and Tune Book #28b

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us