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 >
Amen to all that God hath said. C. Wesley. [Divine Holiness, and Human Depravity.] Appeared in Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1742, in 36 stanzas of 4 lines, in three parts, and entitled "Unto the Angel of the Church of the Laodiceans." In 1780, J. Wesley compiled the following centos therefrom for the Wesleyan Hymn Book:—
1. God of unspotted purity. Composed of stanzas iii., iv., v., vi., viii.-xi. of Part i.
2. 0 let us our own works forsake, of stanzas iii., viii., ix., x., of Part ii.
3. Saviour of all, to Thee we bow. Composed of stanzas i.-vi. of Part iii.
All these centos have passed into numerous hymnals in Great Britain and America. Original text in Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. ii. p. 358.