O thou eternal Victim slain

O thou eternal Victim slain

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: NASHVILLE (Mason)
Published in 35 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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O Thou Eternal Victim slain. C. Wesley. [Passiontide.] Published in the Hymns on the Lord's Supper, 1745, No. 5, in 3 stanzas of 6 lines (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. iii. p. 219). It is found in its full and unaltered form in the Wesleyan Hymn Book and other collections, both old and new. In the Salisbury Hymn Book, 1857; the Sarum, 1868; the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns, 1871, and others, it reads "O Thou before the world began." In addition this hymn has been entirely rewritten in two forms, the first by Dr. Kennedy in his Hymnologia Christiana, 1863, as, "O first in sorrow, first in pain" ; and the second by T. Darling, in his Hymns, 1887, as, "Christ Jesus, ere the world began." Of these Dr. Kennedy's is the finer of the two.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances (1 - 35 of 35)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Church Hymn Book: for the use of congregations of the United Church of England and Ireland #56Page Scan
A Collection of Choral Hymns for the ... Hanson Place Methodist Episcopal Congregation #d138
A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d456
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d634
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d637
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d636
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #150Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d273
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d463
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: principally from the collection of Rev. John Wesley, M. A., late fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford; with... (Rev. & corr.) #227Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #227Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #545Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church, principally from the collection of the Rev. John Wesley, A. M., late fellow of Lincoln College..(Rev. and corr. with a supplement) #227Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #543Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d208
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d211
African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #672Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #124Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #124Page Scan
Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d571
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #250Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #250Page Scan
Hymns for the Reformed Church in the United States #156Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d370
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #172Page Scan
Hymns of Worship: designed for use especially in the lecture room, the prayer meeting and the family #209Page Scan
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d610
Methodist Hymn-Book #156Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #275fPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #275fPage Scan
Sacred Hymns and Tunes: designed to be used by the Wesleyan Methodist Connection (or Church) of America #111Page Scan
The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book: adapted to the doctrines and usages of the church (6th ed.) #672Page Scan
The Evangelical Hymnal. Text ed. #d277
The Harp #308Page Scan
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #259ePage Scan



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