John Wesley, the son of Samuel, and brother of Charles Wesley, was born at Epworth, June 17, 1703. He was educated at the Charterhouse, London, and at Christ Church, Oxford. He became a Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, and graduated M.A. in 1726. At Oxford, he was one of the small band consisting of George Whitefield, Hames Hervey, Charles Wesley, and a few others, who were even then known for their piety; they were deridingly called "Methodists." After his ordination he went, in 1735, on a mission to Georgia. The mission was not successful, and he returned to England in 1738. From that time, his life was one of great labour, preaching the Gospel, and publishing his commentaries and other theological works. He died in London, in 17… Go to person page >
Come, O Thou Prophet of the Lord. C. Wesley. [Christ the Interpreter.] From his Hymns for Our Lord's Resurrection, 1746, No. vi., into The Methodist Hymn-Book, 1904, as "Come then, Thou Prophet of the Lord" (Poetical Works, iv., p. 136).
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
Display Title: Come, O thou Prophet of the LordFirst Line: Come, O thou Prophet of the LordAuthor: Madame Bourignon; J. WesleyMeter: 8 8 8 8 8 8Date: 1884Subject: Christian Ordinances and Institutions - The Holy Scriptures |