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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First Line: Shrinking from the cold hand of death
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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Instances

Instances (1 - 53 of 53)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
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
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #678Page Scan
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 Methodist Episcopal Church: principally from the collection of Rev. John Wesley, M. A., late fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford; with... (Rev. & corr.) #566Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #566Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d451
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #45Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #956Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #682Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for camp meetings, revivals, &c., for the use of the Primitive Methodists #L47Page 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) #566Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #44Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d246
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d252
African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #491Page Scan
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
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #600Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d446
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #600Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #627Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #627Page Scan
Hymnal Adapted to the Doctrines and Usages of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Revised Edition #491Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #961Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #961Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d429
Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d428
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #1066Page Scan
Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention: with an additional selection #387Page Scan
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d706
Methodist Hymn-Book #850Page Scan
Methodist Tune Book: a collection of tunes adapted to the Methodist Hymn book #59Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #155cPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #155cPage Scan
Sacred Hymns and Tunes: designed to be used by the Wesleyan Methodist Connection (or Church) of America #366Page Scan
Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part I #d210
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #158Page Scan
The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d375
The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book: adapted to the doctrines and usages of the church (6th ed.) #491Page 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 #60aPage Scan
The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #160Page Scan
The New Hymn Book: a Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #248Page Scan
The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal: Revised: collected from various authors. Designed for the worship of God in all Christian churches. #I.213Page Scan
The Sacred Lyre #d248
The Saint's Harp: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to prayer and social meetings, and seasons of revival (2nd ed., Rev. and Imp.) #217Page Scan
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
The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the most approved authors; adapted to the various occasions of public and social meetings (New Ed. Enl. and Imp.) #477Page Scan
Virginia Selection of Psalms #d380



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