Giver and Lord of life, whose power

Giver and Lord of life, whose power

Author: John Wesley
Tune: FOGARTY
Published in 5 hymnals

Author: John Wesley

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 >

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First Line: Giver and Lord of life, whose power
Author: John Wesley
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

FOGARTY

In The New Thesaurus Musicus (Richmond, VA: L.C. & A.B. Everett, 1859), p. 27: "FOGARTY. L.M. Dr. A.B. Everett. Augusta, GA., Nov. 21, 1855."

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