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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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Depth of Mercy
Words: Charles Wesley, 1740 Music: Adapt. from Orlando Gibbons, 1623
 
Forth in Thy Name, O Lord
Words: Charles Wesley, 1749 Music: John Hatton, 1793
 
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Words: Charles Wesley, 1734 Music: Felix Mendelssohn, 1840; arr. by William H. Cummings, 1856
 
How Can We Sinners Know
Words: Charles Wesley, 1749 Music: Genevan Psalter, 1551; adapt. by William Crotch, 1836
 
I Want a Principle Within
Words: Charles Wesley, 1749 Music: Louis Spohr, 1834; adapt. by J. Stimpson
 
Jesus, Lord, We Look to Thee
Words: Charles Wesley, 1749 Music: Foundery Collection, 1742
 
Jesus, Lover of My Soul
Words: Charles Wesley, 1749 Music: Foundery Collection, 1742
 
Jesus! the Name High Over All
Words: Charles Wesley, 1749 (Phil. 2:9-11) Music: Johann Cruger, 1647
 
Jesus, Thine All-Victorious Love
Words: Charles Wesley, 1740 Music: Carl G. Glaser; arr. by Lowell Mason, 1839
 
Jesus, United by Thy Grace
Words: Charles Wesley, 1749 Music: Johann G. Nageli; arr. by Lowell Mason, 1845
 
Let Us Plead for Faith Alone
Words: Charles Wesley, 1740 (Eph. 2:8-10) Music: Foundery Collection, 1742
 
Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending
Words: Charles Wesley, 1758 (Rev. 1:7) Music: Trad. English melody, 18th cent.; harm. from The English Hymnal, 1906
 
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Words: Charles Wesley, 1747 Music: John Zundel, 1870
 
Maker, in Whom We Live
Words: Charles Wesley, 1747 Music: George J. Elvey, 1868
 
O Come and Dwell in Me
Words: Charles Wesley, 1762 Music: Genevan Psalter, 1551 adapt. by William Crotch, 1836
 

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