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 >
Adapter: Nehemiah Adams
Adams, Nehemiah. Born at Salem, Mass., Feb. 19, 1806, and graduated at Harvard, 1826, and Andover, 1829. He was Congregational pastor at Cambridge, 1829-1834, and of Essex St. Church, Boston, 1834-1870. He died 1878. In 1854 he published South-side View of Slavery, and in 1864 he edited Church Pastorals. His hymns are :—
1. Come, take His offers now. [Invitation.] An adaptation from C. Wesley, given in his Church Pastorals, 1864, and repeated in the Hymns and Songs of Praise, N. Y., 1874.
2. Saints in glory, we together. [Praise.] This is also in Church Pastorals 1864, and the Hymns & Songs of Praise, 1874, where it is said to be by "S. E. Mahmied." This name, which has led compilers astray for some time, is purely fict… Go to person page >
Come, take His offers now. Nehemiah Adams. [Invitation.] An adaptation from C. Wesley, given in his Church Pastorals, 1864, and repeated in the Hymns and Songs of Praise, N. Y., 1874.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)