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 >
A different hymn, "Let earth and heaven agree, Angels and men be joined," (66.66.88., 10 sts.) was published by Charles Wesley in 1742. Yet another hymn by Charles Wesley, "Let heaven and earth agree, the Father's praise to sing," was published by him in 1740. The hymn "Let heaven and earth agree [rejoice], And sacred anthems raise" (S.M., 10 sts.) is by an anonymous author, first published in America about 1800.
Display Title: Let Earth and Heaven CombineFirst Line: Let earth and Heaven combineTune Title: ST. JOHN (Parish)Author: Charles WesleyMeter: 66.66.88Source: Hymns for the Nativity of Our Lord (London: William Strahan, 1745), number 5
Display Title: Let earth and heaven combine, Angels and men agreeFirst Line: Let earth and heaven combine, Angels and men agreeTune Title: ST JOHNAuthor: Charles Wesley, 1707-88Meter: 66.66.88Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:1-3; 1 Corinthians 13:1-7; 1 John 1:1-4; 1 John 4:9-12; 1 Timothy 3:14-16; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18; 2 Peter 1:3-11; Philippians 2:5-8; Romans 11:33-36Date: 1999Subject: Christmas | ; Epiphany | ; Grace | ; Jesus Christ | Incarnation; Mystery of God's Love | ; Sanctification | ; The Gospel |