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Lord and God of heavenly powers

Lord and God of heavenly powers

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 12 hymnals

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: Lord and God of heavenly powers
Author: Charles Wesley

Notes

Lord and God of heavenly powers. C. Wesley. [Praise.] Appeared in Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1739, pt. ii., as a metrical paraphrase of "Therefore with Angels and Archangels," &c. from the Office for Holy Communion in the Book of Common Prayer. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. i. p. 114.) It is in 3 stanzas of 4 lines. In its original form it is not in frequent use; but stanza iii.—

" 'Holy, holy, holy, Lord,
Live by heaven and earth adored!'
Full of Thee they ever cry,
Glory be to God most high,'"

is sometimes used in centos, as in Mercer's version of "Sons of God, triumphant rise" (q.v.).

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 12 of 12)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d498
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d501
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d499
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #311Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #542Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #539Page Scan
Harmonia Sacra: a Compilation of Psalm and Hymn Tunes [from the most celebrated European masters] #103Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #316Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #316Page Scan
The Lord's Songs: a collection of composures in metre, such as have been most used in the late glorious revivals; Dr. Watts' psalms and hymns excepted #XXXIVPage Scan
The Songs of Zion: or, The Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists #d118
The Songs of Zion: or, the Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists. 2nd ed. #d117



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