How happy the sorrowful man

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: How happy the sorrowful man
Author: Charles Wesley

Tune

DE FLEURY (German)

The tune most commonly known as DE FLEURY is a German folk tune. In American shape-note tradition the tune is known as GREEN FIELDS or GREENFIELDS. J. S. Bach quoted it in his "Peasant Cantata," but he did not compose it. It has also been misattributed to Maria DeFleury and to Lewis Edson. Edson wro…

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Family and Social Melodies #d142

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #639

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Methodist Social Hymn Book #201

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New Hymn and Tune book #367d

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New Hymn and Tune Book #367d

Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed. #d61

The A. M. E. Zion Hymnal #186

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d288

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The Heart and Voice #337b

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #657

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