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 >
God of eternal truth, and grace. C. Wesley. [Perfect Love.] This cento is thus composed:—
Stanzas i.-ii., Short Hymns, &c, vol. ii., No. 1376, Mich, vii. 20. Stanzas iii.-iv., Short Hymns, &c, vol. ii., No. 174, Matt. xv. 28. Stanzas v.-vi., Short Hymns, &c, vol. ii., No. 297, Mark ix. 23.
These Short Hymns, &c, were published at Bristol, 1762 (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. x.). This cento was included in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 333, and is found in other collections.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Though no firm documentation exists, ST. ANNE was probably composed by William Croft (PHH 149), possibly when he was organist from 1700-1711 at St. Anne's Church in Soho, London, England. (According to tradition, St. Anne was the mother of the Virgin Mary.) The tune was first published in A Suppleme…
Display Title: Faith omnipotentFirst Line: God of eternal truth and graceAuthor: Charles WesleyMeter: C. M.Scripture: Hebrews 6:17Date: 1891Subject: Faith | Power of; Faith | Prayer for ; Faith | Prayer of; God | Promises of