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 love, that [Who] hear'st the prayer. C. Wesley. [None but Jesus.] Published in Hymns for those that Seek, and those that Have Redemption, &c, 1747, p. 19, in 6 stanzas of 8 lines (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. iv. p. 228). The form in which it is known in modern collections was given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 404, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines. In the American hymn-books it begins, "God of love, Who hear'st the prayer."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Display Title: God of Love, That Hearest PrayerFirst Line: God of love, that hearest prayerTune Title: MERCYAuthor: Charles WesleyMeter: 77.77Source: Hymns for Those That Seek and Those That Have Redemption in the Blood of Jesus Christ, 1747 (a cento from "God of Love That Hear'st the Prayer")