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 >
Composed by John B. Dykes (PHH 147), BEATITUDO was published in the revised edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern (1875), where it was set to Isaac Watts' "How Bright Those Glorious Spirits Shine." Originally a word coined by Cicero, BEATITUDO means "the condition of blessedness."
Like many of Dykes's…
Display Title: Jesus, At Whose Supreme CommandFirst Line: Jesus, at whose supreme commandTune Title: METROPOLITANAuthor: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788Meter: CMScripture: Luke 24:30Date: 2011Subject: The Living Church | The Lord's Supper; The Lord's Supper |
Display Title: Jesu, At Whose Supreme CommandFirst Line: Jesu, at whose supreme commandTune Title: ST. AGNESAuthor: Charles WesleyMeter: CMSource: Hymns and Sacred Poems (Bristol, England: Felix Farley, printer, 1742)