Farewell, thou once a sinner [mortal]

Farewell, thou once a sinner [mortal]

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 5 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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First Line: Farewell, thou once a sinner [mortal]
Author: Charles Wesley

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Farewell, thou once a sinner. C. Wesley. [Death.] Appeared in his Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1749, vol. ii., No. 56, in 7 stanzas of 8 lines, and headed "On the Death of a Friend " (Poetical Works, 1868-1872, vol. v. p. 216). In Dr. Martineau's Hymns, &c, 1840, No. 402, beginning "Farewell, thou once a mortal," is a cento from this hymn. It was repeated in his Hymns of Praise and Prayer, 1873.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #600Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #600Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #601Page Scan
The Christian Psalter #d117
The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #149Page Scan
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