Samuel Wesley, M.A., the younger, was the eldest child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born in or near London in 1691. He received his early education from his mother, who always took a special interest in him as her firstborn. In 1704 he went to Westminster School, where he was elected King's Scholar in 1707. Westminster had, under the mastership of Dr. Busby for 55 years, attained the highest reputation for scholarship, and Samuel Wesley, as a classical scholar, was not unworthy of his school. In 1709, Dr. Spratt, Bishop of Rochester, patronised the young scholar, and frequently invited him to Bromley. In 1711 he went with a Westminster studentship to Christ Church, Oxford, and having taken his degree, returned to Westminster as an… Go to person page >
Hail, God the Son, in glory crowned. S. Wesley, jun. [Adoration of God the Son.] This companion hymn to the foregoing by the same author, was first published in his Poems, &c, 1736, and repeated in J. Wesley's Psalms & Hymns, Charlestown, South Carolina, 1736-7, No. 12, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "Hymn to God the Son." It was repeated in the 2nd edition of the author's Poems, &c, 1743, and in Nicholls's reprint, 1862. In 1830 it was included in the Supplement to the Wesleyan Hymn Book, No. 601; and in the revised edition 1875, No 665. It is also in other collections in Great Britain and America. Although not recognized in the Wesleyan Hymn Book until 1830, it was brought into use in the Church of England by Toplady in his Psalms & Hymns in 1776, No. 190.