"What are these wounds, so deep, so wide,
That in Thy sacred hands appear?"
"By My own nation crucified,
By My own friends I suffer here:
My household foes, who bear My name,
Have nailed Me to this shameful tree;
And every day I wounded am,
Thou poor, backsliding soul—by thee!"
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 >
SAGINA, by Thomas Campbell (b. Sheffield, England, 1777; d. England [?], 1844), is almost universally associated with "And Can It Be." Little is known of Campbell other than his publication The Bouquet (1825), in which each of twenty-three tunes has a horticultural name. SAGINA borrows its name from…
Display Title: What Are These Wounds, So Deep, So Wide?First Line: What are these wounds, so deep, so wideTune Title: SAGINAAuthor: Charles WesleyMeter: LMDSource: Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scripture (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762)