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 >
Jesu, the word of mercy give. C. Wesley. [Ember Days. For Ministers.] Compiled from his Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scriptures, 1762, as follows:—
Stanzas i., ii., Short Hymns, vol. i., No. 638, on 2 Chron. vi. 4 lines
Stanzas iii.-vi., Short Hymns, vol. i., No. 397, on Judges v. 3 lines
In this form it was given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 434, and has passed into several later collections (Original text, Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. ix.).
Lowell Mason (PHH 96) adapted AZMON from a melody composed by Carl G. Gläser in 1828. Mason published a duple-meter version in his Modern Psalmist (1839) but changed it to triple meter in his later publications. Mason used (often obscure) biblical names for his tune titles; Azmon, a city south of C…
Display Title: Jesus, The Word Of Mercy GiveFirst Line: Jesus, the word of mercy giveTune Title: BROWNAuthor: Charles WesleyMeter: CMSource: Vs. 1-2: Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scriptures (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762); Vs. 3-6: A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors, Designed as a Suplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book (New York: 1808), alt.