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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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But can it be that I should prove. C. Wesley. [In Temptation] Published in the Wesley Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1749, No. 112, in 6 stanzas of 6 lines (Poetical Works, iv., p. 479). It was well known in the old Wesleyan Hymn Book, but is omitted from the Methodist Hymn Book, 1904, except stanzas iv.-vi., which are embodied in "Light of the world, Thy beams I bless” q.v.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d62
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d52
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d66
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: principally from the collection of Rev. John Wesley, M. A., late fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford; with... (Rev. & corr.) #358Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #358Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #282Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church, principally from the collection of the Rev. John Wesley, A. M., late fellow of Lincoln College..(Rev. and corr. with a supplement) #358Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #281Page Scan
A New Book of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal and Other Churches #d28
A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d29
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d31
African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #678Page Scan
Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages: a collection of hymns and tunes adapted to all occasions of social worship #178Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #541Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #541Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d65
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #511Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #315bPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #315bPage Scan
Songs of Perfect Love #103Page Scan
Spiritual Melodies #d47
Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d53
The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book: adapted to the doctrines and usages of the church (6th ed.) #678Page Scan
The American Hymn and Tune Book #d78
The Centenary Singer: a collection of hymns and tunes popular during the last one hundred years #160Page Scan
The Christians' Songster #d16
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #289bPage Scan
The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #445Page Scan
The Sacred Lyre #d43
The Salvation Army Solos #d2
The Silver Trumpet: a collection of new and selected hymns; for use in public worship, revival services, prayer and social meetings, and Sunday schools #198Page Scan
The Song Book of the Salvation Army #d96
The Standard Church Hymnal #88Page Scan



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