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Regardless now of things below

Regardless now of things below

Author: John Wesley
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: John Wesley

John Wesley, the son of Samuel, and brother of Charles Wesley, was born at Epworth, June 17, 1703. He was educated at the Charterhouse, London, and at Christ Church, Oxford. He became a Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, and graduated M.A. in 1726. At Oxford, he was one of the small band consisting of George Whitefield, Hames Hervey, Charles Wesley, and a few others, who were even then known for their piety; they were deridingly called "Methodists." After his ordination he went, in 1735, on a mission to Georgia. The mission was not successful, and he returned to England in 1738. From that time, his life was one of great labour, preaching the Gospel, and publishing his commentaries and other theological works. He died in London, in 17… Go to person page >

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First Line: Regardless now of things below
Author: John Wesley

Notes

Eins Christen Herz. [Longing for Heaven.] First published as No. 655 in Freylinghausen's Gesang-Buch, 1704, in 6 stanzas of 6 lines, repeated as No. 701 in the Berlin Geistliche Liedersegen, edition 1863. It is translated as:—
Regardless now of things below. A very free translation by J. Wesley in Stored Poems, 1740 (P. Works, 1868-72, vol. i. p. 222), in 4 st. iIncluded, as No. 6, in the Wesley Hymns & Spiritual Songs, 1753; in the Supplement of 1830 to the Wesleyan Hymn Book; and in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1875. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #662

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d668

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Methodist Hymn-Book #325

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