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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


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 Adapted to the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church Including the Whole Collection of the Rev. J. Wesley #d14
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #233Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #230Page Scan
Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #5
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #91Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #91Page Scan
Hymns and Psalms, Original and Modern, Selected and Revised #d147
Hymns for Schools and Families #d172
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #11Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d82
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #231Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #18Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #231Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #S18Page Scan
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d276
Methodist Hymn-Book #106Page Scan
The Canadian Hymnal #d98
The Canadian Hymnal #d118
The Canadian Hymnal #d116
The Eolian Harp #d32
The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #680Page Scan
The New Canadian Hymnal: a collection of hymns and music for Sunday schools, young people's societies, prayer & praise meetings, family circles #31Page Scan
The New Sunday-School Harmonist #d28