Come, Desire of nations, come

Come, Desire of nations, come

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 41 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 >

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Author: Charles Wesley

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Come, desire of nations, come; Hasten, Lord, &c. C. Wesley. [Second Advent.] Written as one of the Hymns Occasioned by the Earthquake, March 8, 1750, and first published in a tract bearing that title during the same year. The unusual visitation of the earthquake created a great sensation in London and the neighbourhood, and the excitement of the people did much to set forth the calm faith, and to bring out the sterling worth of the Wesleys. The feelings of both were embodied in the hymns which C. Wesley wrote on the occasion. This particular hymn was included in J. Wesley's Select Hymns with Tunes annext, 1761, and other works, and in the Wesleyan Hymn Book as one of the "Additional Hymns," circ. 1800. It is retained in the new edition, 1875, and is found in several collections in Great Britain and America. Original text in Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. vi p. 48. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d77

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #555

A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d34

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Devotional hymns: selected for public and social worship #114

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #182

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #182

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d177

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #1136

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Revival Hymns #318

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #800

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #1150

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1150

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1150

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1150

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #1150

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1150

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Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #1107

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Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #689

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d139

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The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #186

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d64

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #997

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #316.997

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The Baptist Hymn Book #997

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The Baptist Praise Book #1241

The Gospel Praise Book #d71

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The Harp #1156

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The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #500

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #826

The Southern Psalmist #d114

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d122

The Spiritual Songster. lst ed. #d21

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