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 >
Being of Beings, God of Love. C. Wesley. [Believers one with Christ.] A "Grace after Meat," given in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1739, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. i. p. 34). In the Drummond & Greville Church of England Hymn Book, 1838, No. 161, stanzas i., ii., v. were given as, "Eternal Father, God of Love." This was repeated in the American Sabbath Hymn Book, 1858.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Display Title: Being of beings, God of loveFirst Line: Being of beings, God of loveTune Title: TOTTENHAMAuthor: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788Meter: CMScripture: Acts 17:28; Colossians 3:3; Hebrews 2:3; Psalm 85:6; Romans 5:5; Romans 12:1; Romans 15:1-13Date: 2011Subject: Growth in Grace and Holiness |