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Happy man whom God doth aid

Author: Charles Wesley

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 >

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First Line: Happy man whom God doth aid
Author: Charles Wesley
Copyright: Public Domain


Happy man [child] whom God doth aid. C. Wesley. [Praise to God for care over Children.] First published in his Hymns for Children, 1763, No. 38, in 3 stanzas of 8 lines. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. vi. p. 387.) In the Methodist Sunday School Hymn Book, 1879, No. 61, it is changed to "Happy child whom God doth aid," as being more suitable for children,

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



George J. Elvey (PHH 48) composed ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR as a setting for James Montgomery's text "Hark! The Song of Jubilee," with which it was published in Edward H. Thorne's Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1858). The tune has been associated with Alford's text since publication of the hymn in th…

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #233

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A Collection of Hymns #230

Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #5

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #91

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #91

Hymns and Psalms, Original and Modern, Selected and Revised #d147

Hymns for Schools and Families #d172

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #11

Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d82

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #231

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #18

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #231

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #S18

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d276

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Methodist Hymn-Book #106

The Canadian Hymnal #d98

The Canadian Hymnal #d118

The Canadian Hymnal #d116

The Eolian Harp #d32

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #680

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The New Canadian Hymnal #31

The New Sunday-School Harmonist #d28

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