1 Ye Nations who the Globe divide,
Ye numerous Nations scatter'd wide,
To God your grateful voices raise:
To all his boundless Mercies shewn,
His Truth to endless Ages known
Require our endless Love and Praise.
2 To him who reigns inthron'd on high,
To his dear Son, who deign'd to die,
Our Guilt and Errors to remove;
To that blest Spirit who Grace imparts,
Who rules in all believing Hearts,
Be ceaseless Glory, Praise and Love!
Samuel Wesley, M.A., the younger, was the eldest child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born in or near London in 1691. He received his early education from his mother, who always took a special interest in him as her firstborn. In 1704 he went to Westminster School, where he was elected King's Scholar in 1707. Westminster had, under the mastership of Dr. Busby for 55 years, attained the highest reputation for scholarship, and Samuel Wesley, as a classical scholar, was not unworthy of his school. In 1709, Dr. Spratt, Bishop of Rochester, patronised the young scholar, and frequently invited him to Bromley. In 1711 he went with a Westminster studentship to Christ Church, Oxford, and having taken his degree, returned to Westminster as an… Go to person page >