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Selected Hymns of Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley
Charles Wesley (1707-1788), who wrote hundreds of hymns and poems, was one of the most prolific English poets. His hymns witness to the power of God in Christ today and in every age. He and his brother John Wesley founded Methodism. The Global Praise program offers resources that celebrate the life, work, and message of this powerful servant of God.

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The hymns in this section can also be found in The United Methodist Hymnal.

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O For a Heart to Praise My God
Words: Charles Wesley, 1742 (Ps. 51:10) Music: Thomas Haweis, 1792
O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing
Words: Charles Wesley, 1739 Music: Carl G. Glaser, 1839
O Love Divine, What Hast Thou Done
Words: Charles Wesley, 1742 Music: Isaac B. Woodbury, 1850
O Thou Who Camest from Above
Words: Charles Wesley, 1762 (Lev. 6:13) Music: Samuel Sebastian Wesley, 1872
Praise the Lord Who Reigns Above
Words: Charles Wesley, 1743 (Ps. 150) Music: Foundery Collection, 1742
Rejoice, the Lord Is King
Words: Charles Wesley, 1746 (1 Cor. 15:51-52) Music: John Darwall, 1770; harm. from The English Hymnal, 1906. alt., 1845
Soldiers of Christ, Arise
Words: Charles Wesley, 1749 (Eph. 6:13-18) Music: George J. Elvey, 1868
Spirit of Faith, Come Down
Words: Charles Wesley, 1746 Music: Sacred Harp (Mason), 1840
Thou Hidden Source of Calm Repose
Words: Charles Wesley, 1749 Music: Attr. to Dimitri S. Bortaniansky, 1825
'Tis Finished! The Messiah Dies
Words: Charles Wesley, 1762 (Jn. 19:30) Music: William B. Bradbury, 1853
Ye Servants of God
Words: Charles Wesley, 1744 (Rev. 7:9-12) Music: Attr. to William Croft, 1708

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