Charles Wesley was an English leader of the Methodist movement, son of Anglican clergyman and poet Samuel Wesley, the younger brother of Anglican clergyman John Wesley and Anglican clergyman Samuel Wesley (the Younger), and father of musician Samuel Wesley, and grandfather of musicianSamuel Sebastian Wesley. Despite their closeness, Charles and his brother John did not always agree on questions relating to their beliefs. In particular, Charles was strongly opposed to the idea of a breach with the Church of England into which they had been ordained. Charles Wesley is chiefly remembered for the many hymns he wrote. He ministered for part of his life in The New Room Chapel in Bristol. His ... more »
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Charles Wesley Poems
For Christmas Day
Hark, how all the welkin rings, "Glory to the King of kings; Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconcil'd!"
Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast
Come, sinners, to the gospel feast, Let every soul be Jesu's guest; Ye need not one be left behind, For God hath bidden all mankind
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
Come, thou long-expected Jesus, Born to set thy people free; From our fears and sins release us, Let us find our rest in thee.
Hymn X: Ye Thirsty For God, to Jesus Giv...
Ye thirsty for God, To Jesus give ear, And take, through his blood, A power to draw near; His kind invitation Ye sinners embrace,
All That Pass By, to Jesus Draw Near
All that pass by, To Jesus draw near, He utters a cry, Ye sinners, give ear! From hell to retrieve you He spreads out his hands;
Hymn XXIV: Saviour, If Thy Precious Love
Saviour, if thy precious love Could be merited by mine, Faith these mountains would remove; Faith would make me ever thine:
Hymn XVI: Happy the Souls That First Bel...
Happy the souls that first believed, To Jesus and each other cleaved, Joined by the unction from above In mystic fellowship of love.
Ho! Everyone That Thirsts, Draw Nigh
Ho! every one that thirsts, draw nigh! ('Tis God invites the fallen race) Mercy and free salvation buy;
Hymn XII: Come, Ye That Love the Lord
Come, ye that love the Lord, And let your joys be known; Join in a song with sweet accord, While ye surround his throne:
Hymn XIV: Happy the Man That Finds the G...
Happy the man that finds the grace, The blessing of God's chosen race, The wisdom coming from above, The faith that sweetly works by love.
Hymn XVII: Jesus, From Whom All Blessing...
Jesus, from whom all blessings flow, Great builder of thy church below, If now thy Spirit moves my breast, Hear, and fulfil thine own request!
Hymn XX: Weary Souls, that Wander Wide
Weary souls, that wander wide From the central point of bliss, Turn to Jesus crucified, Fly to those dear wounds of his:
Hymn XXI: Ye Simple Souls That Stray
Ye simple souls that stray Far from the path of peace, That lonely, unfrequented way To life and happiness,
Hymn XIX: Rejoice Evermore With Angels A...
Rejoice evermore With angels above, In Jesus's power, In Jesus's love: With glad exultation Your triumph proclaim,
Comments about Charles Wesley
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
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For Christmas Day
Hark, how all the welkin rings,
"Glory to the King of kings;
Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconcil'd!"
Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
Join the triumph of the skies;
Universal nature say,
"Christ the Lord is born to-day!"
Christ, by highest Heaven ador'd,
Christ, the everlasting Lord:
Late in time behold him come,
Offspring of a virgin's womb!
Veil'd in flesh, the Godhead see,
Hail th' incarnate Deity!
Pleas'd as man with men to appear,
Jesus, our Immanuel here!
Hail, the heavenly Prince of Peace,
Hail, the Sun...