1. Favor and peace on earth, and praise in Heav’n!
To us a Son is born, a Child is giv’n!
Today Jehovah lays aside His crown,
Today the Savior of the world comes down,
God over all supreme, who all things made,
Clothed with our flesh and in a manger laid,
Is on this happy morn to mortals giv’n:
Favor and peace on earth, and praise in Heav’n!
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 >
Display Title: Favor and Peace on EarthFirst Line: Favor and peace on earth, and praise in Heav'nTune Title: BERMUDAAuthor: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788Meter: 10.10.10.10 DSource: The Unpublished Poetry of Charles Wesley, by S. T. Kimbrough, Jr., & Oliver A. Beckerlegge (Nashville, Tennessee: Abingdon Press, 1992), page 106