Author of faith, we seek thy face

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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First Line: Author of faith, we seek thy face
Author: Charles Wesley
Place of Origin: Great Britain

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Author of faith, we seek Thy face. C. Wesley. [Intercession.] The original hymn appeared in 9 stanzas of 4 lines as No. 64, in vol. ii. of Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1749, and is repeated in the Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. v. p. 233. The abbreviated form in common use was included by J. Wesley in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 446 (rev. ed. 458). It consists of stanzas i.-v. and vii. It is found in various collections in Great Britain and America. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d40

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d58

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d58

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d58

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #891

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d31

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d43

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #458

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #407

Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #d19

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d54

Family and Social Melodies #d32

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d33

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #546

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #546

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Hymnal Adapted to the Doctrines and Usages of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Revised Edition #407

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Hymns for Christian Melody #665

Hymns for Schools and Families #d42

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #501

Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d25

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #288

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #288

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d40

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #590

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #266

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d50

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Methodist Hymn-Book #382

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d61

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The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #65a

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d46

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The Harp #760

The Sacred Lyre #d28

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The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #148

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