Blessing to God the Father

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 >

Recaster: John J. Overholt

John J. Overholt was born to an Amish family of limited means in the state of Ohio in 1918. As a child he was soon introduced to his father's personal collection of gospel songs and hymns, which was to have a marked influence on his later life. With his twin brother Joe, he early was exposed to the Amish-Mennonite tradition of hymn singing and praising worship. An early career in Christian service led to a two-year period of relief work in the country of Poland following World War II. During that interim he began to gather many European songs and hymns as a personal hobby, not realizing that these selections would become invaluable to The Christian Hymnary which was begun in 1960 and completed twelve years later in 1972, with a compilati… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Blessing to God, the Father ever blest
Title: Blessing to God the Father
Author: Charles Wesley
Recaster: John J. Overholt (1970)
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Language: English
Copyright: Recast Text Copyright © 1972 by The Christian Hymnary Publishers

Notes

Seems to be a recasting of "Blessing to God, Forever Blest," no example of which appears to be on hymnary.org: Blessing to God, for ever blest, To God the Master of the feast, Who hath for us a table spread, And with his daily bounties fed; May he with all his gifts impart The crown of all - a thankful heart!

Instances

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The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #679Text Info
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