Shrinking from the cold hand of death

Shrinking from the cold hand of death

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 53 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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Author: Charles Wesley

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Shrinking from the cold hand of death. C. Wesley. [Death and Burial.] This cento was given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 43, in 3 stanzas of 4 lines. Of these st. i., ii., are No. 102, and st. iii. is No. 244, in vol. i. of his Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scripture, 1762 ( Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. ix. pp. 33 and 80). This text is repeated in the revised edition of the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1875, and is in a large number of collections in most English-speaking countries. The spiritual uses of this hymn have been great. Several instances are given in G. J. Stevenson's Methodist Hymn Book Notes, 1883, p. 56. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d521

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d741

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d745

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d745

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #678

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d315

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d534

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d451

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #45

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #682

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A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #44

A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d246

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #491

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d790

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d620

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #600

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d446

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #600

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #627

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #627

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Hymnal Adapted to the Doctrines and Usages of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Revised Edition #491

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #961

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #961

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d429

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d428

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #1066

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d706

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Methodist Hymn-Book #850

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Methodist Tune Book: a collection of tunes adapted to the Methodist Hymn book #59

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New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #155c

Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part I #d210

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Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #158

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d375

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #160

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The New Hymn Book: a Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #248

The Sacred Lyre #d248

The Songs of Zion: or, The Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists #d167

The Songs of Zion: or, the Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists. 2nd ed. #d166

Virginia Selection of Psalms #d380

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