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 >
Lord of all with pure intent. C. Wesley. [Holy Baptism.] One of his Hymns on the Four Gospels left in manuscript at his death in 1788, and included in Poetical Works, xi., p. 119. In The Methodist Hymn-Book, 1904.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
Display Title: Lord of all, with pure intentFirst Line: Lord of all, with pure intentAuthor: C. WesleyMeter: 7 7 7 7 7 7Date: 1884Subject: Christian Ordinances and Institutions - Baptism | Dedication of infants in baptism