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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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About Charles Wesley
Some have described Charles Wesley as the "first Methodist." They point out that he was the one who first brought together a group of like-minded Christians to the "Holy Club" at Oxford.
A Charge to Keep I Have
Words: Charles Wesley, 1762 (Lev. 8:35) Music: Lowell Mason, 1832
And Are We Yet Alive
Words: Charles Wesley, 1749 Music: Johann G. Nageli; arr. by Lowell Mason, 1845
And Can It Be That I Should Gain
Words: Charles Wesley, 1739 (Acts 16:26) Music: Thomas Campbell, 1835
Blest Be the Dear Uniting Love
Words: Charles Wesley, 1742 Music: William Havergal, 1847; arr. by Lowell Mason, 1850
Blow Ye the Trumpet, Blow
Words: Charles Wesley, 1750 (Lev. 25:8-17) Music: Lewis Edson, ca. 1782
Christ, from Whom All Blessings Flow
Words: Charles Wesley, 1740 (1 Cor. 12:4-31; Gal. 3:27-28) Music: Adapt. from Orlando Gibbons, 1623
Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
Words: Charles Wesley, 1739 Music:Lyra Davidica, 1708
Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies
Words: Charles Wesley, 1740 Music: J. G. Werner's Choralbuch, 1815; harm. by William H. Havergal, 1861
Come, and Let Us Sweetly Join
Words: Charles Wesley, 1740 Music: Adapt. from Orlando Gibbons, 1623
Come, Holy Ghost, Our Hearts Inspire
Words: Charles Wesley, 1740 Music: Est's The Whole Booke of Psalmes, 1592; harm. from Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861-1845
Let Us Join Our Friends Above
Words: Charles Wesley, 1759 Music: Trad. English melody; arr. by Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906
Come, Let Us Use the Grace Divine
Words: Charles Wesley, 1762 (Jer. 50:5) Music: English melody; arr. by Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906
Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast
Words: Charles Wesley, 1747 (Lk. 14:16-24) Music: Katholisches Gesangbuch, ca. 1774; adapt. from Metrical Psalter, 1855
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
Words: Charles Wesley, 1744 Music: Rowland H. Prichard, 1830; harm, from The English Hymnal, 1906

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