Who is Charles WesleyCharles Wesley (18 December 1707 – 29 March 1788) was an English leader of the Methodist movement, most widely known for writing about 6,500 hymns.
Wesley was born in Epworth, Lincolnshire, the son of Anglican cleric and poet Samuel Wesley and his wife Susanna. He was a younger brother of Methodist founder John Wesley and Anglican cleric Samuel Wesley the Younger, and he became the father of musician Samuel Wesley and grandfather of musician Samuel Sebastian Wesley.
Wesley was educated at Oxford where his brothers had also studied, and he formed the "Holy Club" among his fellow students in 1729. John Wesley later joined this group, as did George Whitefield. Charles followed his father and brother into the church in 1735, and he travelled with John to Georgia...
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Charles Wesley Poems
- Jesus, We Look To Thee
Jesus, we look to Thee,
Thy promised presence claim;
Thou in the midst of us shall be,
Assembled in Thy Name. ...
- Hymn Xxx: Where Shall My Wondering Soul Begin?
Where shall my wondering soul begin?
How shall I all to heaven aspire?
A slave redeemed from death and sin,
A brand plucked from eternal fire, ...
- Hymn Xvi: Happy The Souls That First Believed
Happy the souls that first believed,
To Jesus and each other cleaved,
Joined by the unction from above
In mystic fellowship of love. ...
- Hymn Xxvii: Saviour, The World's And Mine
Saviour, the world's and mine,
Was ever grief like thine!
Thou my pain, my curse hast took,
All my sins were laid on thee; ...
- Hymn Xxv: Stupendous Love Of God Most High!
Stupendous love of God most high!
He comes to meet us from the sky
In mildest majesty;
Full of unutterable grace, ...
Top 10 most used topics by Charles WesleyGod 29 Love 29 I Love You 29 Heart 17 Earth 15 Life 14 Live 14 Power 14 Receive 14 Soul 13
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- Merrellbennekin: wesley received the charles frankel prize in the humanities (now national humanities medal), “for outstanding contributions to the public’s understanding of the humanities,” from president william clinton october 13, 1994.
- Johnpiper: "he breaks the power of cancelled sin." charles wesley. the only sin you can defeat is a forgiven sin. don't turn it around.
- Loafofbricks: thank you zach bryan and charles wesley godwin
- Georgeachien1: random charles wesley couplets: and am i born to die? to lay this body down! and must my trembling spirit fly into a world unknown?
- Georgechien4: random charles wesley couplets: and am i born to die? to lay this body down! and must my trembling spirit fly into a world unknown?