Christian love

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: Love is the strongest tie
Title: Christian love
Author: Charles Wesley



Although this tune is widely attributed to Isaac Smith and was published in Smiths Collection of Psalm Tunes, London, ca. 1780, Smith does not claim to be the composer. The tune also appeared in other books of similar or earlier date. Southern Harmony, 1835 attributes the tune to J. Street. - From T…

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Conference Hymns and Tunes #d64

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d174

Hymns for Christian Worship #d51

Melodies of Heaven #d80

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d275

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #529

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Sunday-School Hymns #149

The Association Hymn Book #d75

The Choralist #d207

The Christian Psalmist #d421

The Church Hymn Book #d596

Universalist Hymn Book #d309

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Year of Worship for Sunday Schools and Homes #142

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Young Men's Christian Association Hymn and Tune Book #58

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