1707-1788
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December 18, 1707, Epworth, Lincolnshire, England.

March 29, 1788, London, England.

St. Marylebone Parish Church, London.

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Wesley wrote over 6,000 hymns; as with most hymnists, his works were frequently altered. In the preface to the 1779 Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People called Methodists, his brother John wrote:

I beg leave to mention a thought which has been long upon my mind, and which I should long ago have inserted in the public papers, had I not been unwilling to stir up a nest of hornets. Many gentlemen have done my brother and me (though without naming us) the honour to reprint many of our hymns. Now they are perfectly welcome to do so, provided they print them just as they are. But I desire they would not attempt to mend them, for they are really not able. None of them is able to mend either the sense or the verse. Therefore, I must beg of them these two favours: either to let them stand just as they are, to take things for better or worse, or to add the true reading in the margin, or at the bottom of the page, that we may no longer be accountable either for the nonsense or for the doggerel of other men.

In addition to hymn writing, Charles & John founded the movement which became the Methodist denomination.

  1. Ah, My Dear Loving Lord
  2. Ah! Whither Should I Go?
  3. All Glory to God
  4. All Glory to God in the Sky
  5. All Glory to Our Gracious Lord
  6. All Things Are Possible
  7. All Wise, All Good, Almighty Lord
  8. All Praise to Him Who Dwells in Bliss
  9. All Praise to Our Redeeming Lord
  10. All Ye That Pass By
  11. All Ye That Seek the Lord Who Died
  12. Ambassadors of God
  13. And Am I Born to Die?
  14. And Am I Only Born to Die?
  15. And Are We Yet Alive?
  16. And Can It Be That I Should Gain?
  17. And Let Our Bodies Part
  18. And Let This Feeble Body Fail
  19. And Must I Be to Judgment Brought?
  20. Angels Your March Oppose
  21. Arise, My Soul, Arise
  22. Arm of the Lord, Awake, Awake!
  23. Author of Faith, Eternal Word
  24. Author of Faith, We Seek Thy Face
  25. Awake, Jerusalem, Awake!
  26. Away, My Unbelieving Fear!
  27. Away with Our Fears!
  28. Away with Our Fears
  29. Away with Our Sorrow and Fear
  30. Be It My Only Wisdom Here
  31. Be Merciful, O God, to Me
  32. Because Thou Hast Said
  33. Behold, How Good a Thing
  34. Behold the Servant of the Lord
  35. Being of Beings
  36. Blest Be Our Everlasting Lord
  37. Blest Be the Dear Uniting Love
  38. Blow Ye the Trumpet, Blow
  39. Book—Let All Bow Down and Read, The
  40. Break Forth into Praise
  41. Brethren in Christ, and Well Beloved
  42. By Faith We Find the Place Above
  43. Captain of Israel’s Host
  44. Captain of My Salvation, Hear!
  45. Celebrate Immanuel’s Name
  46. Center of Our Hopes Thou Art
  47. Charge to Keep I Have, A
  48. Christ from Whom All Blessings Flow
  49. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
  50. Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies
  51. Clap Your Hands, Ye People All
  52. Come, and Let Us Sweetly Join
  53. Come Away to the Skies
  54. Come, Divine Interpreter
  55. Come, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
  56. Come, Holy Ghost, All-Quickening Fire
  57. Come, Holy Ghost, Our Hearts Inspire
  58. Come, Let Us Anew Our Journey Pursue
  59. Come, Let Us Ascend
  60. Come, Let Us Join Our Friends Above
  61. Come, Let Us Rise with Christ
  62. Come, Let Us Use the Grace Divine
  63. Come, Let Us Who in Christ Believe
  64. Come, O My Soul, the Call Obey
  65. Come, O Thou All Victorious Lord
  66. Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown
  67. Come On, My Partners in Distress
  68. Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast
  69. Come Then, Thou Prophet of the Lord
  70. Come, Thou Almighty King
  71. Come, Thou Conqueror of the Nations
  72. Come, Thou Everlasting Spirit
  73. Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus
    • Come, O Savior, Long Expected
    • Come, Thou Savior, Long Expected
    • Hail, Thou Long Expected Jesus
  74. Come, Thou Omniscient Son of Man
  75. Come to Judgment
  76. Come, Wisdom, Power, and Grace Divine
  77. Come Ye That Seek the Lord
  78. Come, Ye Weary Sinners, Come
  79. Day, the Gospel Day Draws Near, The
  80. Depth of Mercy
  81. Earth with All Her Fullness Owns, The
  82. Enslaved to Sense, to Pleasure Prone
  83. Eternal Beam of Light Divine
  84. Eternal Son, Eternal Love
  85. Eternal Spirit, Come
  86. Eternal Sun of Righteousness
  87. Father, Glorify Thy Son
  88. Father, God, We Glorify
  89. Father, I Stretch My Hands to Thee
  90. Father, if Thou My Father Art
  91. Father, in Whom We Live
  92. Father of All, Whose Powerful Voice
  93. Father of Everlasting Grace
  94. Father of Faithful Abraham
  95. Father of Jesus Christ, My Lord
  96. Father of Me, and All Mankind
  97. Father of Omnipresent Grace
  98. Father, Our Hearts We Lift
  99. Father, Son and Holy Ghost
  100. Father, Son, and Spirit, Hear
  101. Father, Whose Everlasting Love
  102. Favor and Peace on Earth
  103. Fiery Trial, The
  104. For One Imprisoned for Righteousness’ Sake
  105. For Sion’s Sake I Will Not Cease
  106. Forever Here My Rest Shall Be
  107. Forth in Thy Name, O Lord
  108. Fountain of All the Good We See
  109. Full of Providential Love
  110. Gentle Jesus, Meek and Mild
    • Holy Jesus, Savior Mild
    • Loving Jesus, Gentle Lamb
  111. Give Me a New, a Perfect Heart
  112. Give Me the Enlarged Desire
  113. Give Me the Faith Which Can Remove
  114. Giver of Concord, Prince of Peace
  115. Glorious God, Accept a Heart
  116. Glory Be to God on High (1)
  117. Glory Be to God on High (2)
  118. Glory to God, Whose Sovereign Grace
  119. God Is Gone Up on High
  120. God of All Power and Truth and Grace
  121. God of Love That Hear’st the Prayer
  122. God of My Life, Whose Gracious Power
  123. God Only Wise, and Great, and Strong
  124. Good Thou Art, and Good Thou Dost
  125. Granted Is the Savior’s Prayer
  126. Great Archangel’s Trump, The
  127. Great God! To Me the Sight Afford
  128. Great Is Our Redeeming Lord
  129. Hail, Co-Essential Three
  130. Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise
  131. Happy Magdalene, to Whom
  132. Happy Soul, That, Free from Harms
  133. Happy Soul, Thy Days Are Ended
  134. Happy the Man That Finds the Grace
  135. Happy the Souls That First Believed
  136. Happy the Souls to Jesus Joined
  137. Hark! A Voice Divides the Sky
  138. Hark, How the Watchmen Cry
  139. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
  140. He Comes! He Comes! the Judge Severe!
  141. He Wills That I Should Holy Be
  142. Head of Thy Church Triumphant
  143. Head of Thy Church, Whose Spirit Fills
  144. Hearken to the Solemn Voice
  145. Hearts of Stone, Relent, Relent
  146. Heavenly Father, Sovereign Lord
  147. Help, Lord! The Busy Foe
    • The Praying Spirit Breathe
  148. Ho! Every One That Thirsts, Draw Nigh
  149. Holy as Thou, O Lord, Is None
  150. Holy, Holy, Lord
  151. Holy Lamb, Who Thee Confess
  152. Hosanna in the Highest
  153. How Can a Sinner Know?
  154. How Dreadful Is the Place
  155. How Glorious Is the Life Above
  156. How Good and Pleasant ’Tis to See
  157. How Happy Are the Little Flock
  158. How Happy Are We
  159. How Happy Every Child of Grace
  160. How Happy Are Thy Servants, Lord
  161. How Lovely Are Thy Tents, O Lord!
  162. How Many Pass the Guilty Night
  163. Hymn for Midnight, A
  164. I Call the World’s Redeemer Mine
  165. I Know That My Redeemer Lives
  166. I the Good Fight Have Fought
  167. I Want a Principle Within
  168. If Death My Friend and Me Divide
  169. In Age and Feebleness Extreme
  170. In Every Time and Place
  171. Infinite God, to Thee We Raise
  172. Infinite, Unexhausted Love!
  173. Inspirer of the Ancient Seers
  174. Jehovah, God the Father, Bless
  175. Jesu, Show Us Thy Salvation
  176. Jesu, the Growing Work Is Thine
  177. Jesu, Thou All Redeeming Lord
  178. Jesu, to Thee Our Hearts We Lift
  179. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
  180. Jesus, Faithful to His Word
  181. Jesus, from Thy Servants Taken
  182. Jesus, from Whom All Blessings Flow
  183. Jesus, Great Shepherd of the Sheep
  184. Jesus Is Our Common Lord
  185. Jesus, Let All Thy Lovers Shine
  186. Jesus, Let Thy Pitying Eye
  187. Jesus, Lord, We Look to Thee
  188. Jesus, Lover of My Soul
  189. Jesus, My Advocate Above
  190. Jesus, My Savior, Brother, Friend
  191. Jesus, My Strength, My Hope
  192. Jesus, My Truth, My Way
  193. Jesus, Soft, Harmonious Name
  194. Jesus, the All-Restoring Word
  195. Jesus the Conqueror Reigns
  196. Jesus! The Name High over All
  197. Jesus, the Rising Lord of All
  198. Jesus, the Sinner’s Friend
  199. Jesus, the Truth and Power Divine
  200. Jesus, Thine All Victorious Love
  201. Jesus, Thou Soul of All Our Joys
  202. Jesus, Thou Sovereign Lord of All
  203. Jesus, Thy Saving Name I Bless
  204. Jesus, United by Thy Grace
  205. Jesus, We Look to Thee
  206. Jesus, We on the Word Depend
  207. Join All Ye Joyful Nations
  208. Join, All Ye Ransomed Sons of Grace
  209. Lamb of God, Whose Bleeding Love
  210. Leader of Faithful Souls
  211. Let All That Breathe, Jehovah Praise
  212. Let Angels and Archangels Sing
  213. Let Earth and Heaven Combine
  214. Let Every Tongue My Savior Praise
  215. Let God Arise, and Let His Foes
  216. Let Him to Whom We Now Belong
  217. Let Not the Wise His Wisdom Boast
  218. Let Saints on Earth in Concert Sing
  219. Let the World Their Virtue Boast
  220. Let Us Plead for Faith Alone
  221. Lift Your Heads
  222. Lift Up Your Hearts to Things Above
  223. Light of Life, Seraphic Fire
  224. Light of Those Whose Dreary Dwelling
  225. Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending
  226. Long Have I Seemed to Serve Thee, Lord
    • Still for Thy Loving-Kindness, Lord
  227. Lord, I Believe a Rest Remains
  228. Lord, I Believe Thy Work of Grace
  229. Lord, in the Strength of Grace
  230. Lord of Earth and Sky, The
  231. Lord of the Harvest, Hear
  232. Lord Over All, If Thou Hast Made
  233. Lord, Whom Winds and Waves Obey
  234. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
  235. Lovers of Pleasure More Than God
  236. Meet and Right It Is to Sing
  237. Messiah, Full of Grace
  238. Messiah, Prince of Peace
  239. Modern Christianity
  240. My God, I Am Thine
  241. My God, I Know, I Feel Thee Mine
  242. My God, My Strength, My Hope
  243. My Heart Is Full of Christ
  244. My Soul, Inspired with Sacred Love
  245. None Is Like Jerushun’s God
  246. O Astonishing Grace, That the Reprobate Race
  247. O Come and Dwell in Me
  248. O for a Heart to Praise My God
  249. O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
  250. O for That Tenderness of Heart
  251. O God, Most Merciful and True
  252. O God of Our Forefathers, Hear
  253. O God, Thy Righteousness We Own
  254. O How Happy Are They Who the Savior Obey
  255. O Jesus, My Hope
  256. O Jesus Our Head
  257. O Jesus, Our King
  258. O Lord, Incline Thy Gracious Ear
  259. O the Blood, the Precious Blood
  260. O Love, Divine, How Sweet Thou Art
  261. O Love Divine, What Hast Thou Done
  262. O Mercy Divine, O Couldst Thou Incline
  263. O That I Could, in Every Place
  264. O That I Could Repent
  265. O That My Load of Sin Were Gone!
  266. O the Depth of Love Divine
  267. O Thou Eternal Victim Slain
  268. O Thou, Our Husband, Brother, Friend
  269. O Thou Who at Thy Creature’s Bar
    • Lord of the Church, We Humbly Pray
    • Servants of Christ, His Truth Who Know
    • Thou Jesus, Thou My Breast Inspire
    • Thy Power and Saving Truth to Show
  270. O Thou Who Camest from Above
  271. O Thou, Whom All Thy Saints Adore
  272. O Thou Whose Offering on the Tree
  273. O What Shall I Do, My Savior to Praise
  274. Object of All Our Knowledge Here
  275. Omnipotent Lord, My Savior and King
  276. Our Earth We Now Lament to See
  277. Our Friendship Sanctify and Guide
  278. Our Lord Is Risen from the Dead
  279. Peace, Doubting Heart!
  280. Praise the Lord Who Reigns Above
  281. Prisoners of Hope, Arise
  282. Rejoice for a Brother Deceased
  283. Rejoice in Jesu’s Birth
  284. Rejoice, Rejoice, Ye Fallen Race
  285. Rejoice, the Lord Is King
  286. Resignation, The
    • And Can I Yet Delay?
  287. Righteous God! Whose Vengeful Phials
  288. Rise, All Who Seek the Crucified
  289. Savior, and Can It Be
  290. Savior, Prince of Israel’s Race
  291. Savior, Who Ready Art to Hear
  292. Savior, Whom Our Hearts Adore
  293. Saw Ye Not the Cloud Arise?
  294. See How Great a Flame Aspires
  295. See, Jesus, Thy Disciples See
  296. See, Sinners, in the Gospel Glass
  297. Set Forth Before Our Eyes
  298. Shepherd Divine, Our Wants Relieve
  299. Shepherd of Souls, with Pitying Eye
  300. Sing to the Great Jehovah’s Praise
  301. Sing, Ye Ransomed Nations, Sing
  302. Sinners, Believe the Gospel Word
  303. Sinners, Dismiss Your Fear
  304. Sinners, Obey the Gospel Word
  305. Sinners, Rejoice: Your Peace Is Made
  306. Sinners, Turn: Why Will You Die?
  307. Sinners, Your Hearts Lift Up
  308. Soldiers of Christ, Arise
  309. Son of the Carpenter, Receive
  310. Sons of Men, Behold from Far
  311. Spirit of Faith, Come Down
  312. Stand the Omnipotent Decree
  313. Stay, Thou Insulted Spirit, Stay
  314. Stupendous Mystery!
  315. Surrounded by a Host of Foes
  316. Take My Heart, O Father!
  317. Taking of Jericho, The
  318. Talk with Us Lord, Thyself Reveal
  319. Terrible Thought! Shall I Alone
  320. Thee, Jesu, Thee the Sinner’s Friend
  321. This Is Thy Will, I Know
  322. Thou God of Glorious Majesty
    • Lo! On a Narrow Neck of Land
  323. Thou God of Truth and Love
  324. Thou Great Mysterious God Unknown
  325. Thou Hidden Source of Calm Repose
  326. Thou Judge of Quick and Dead
  327. Thou Shepherd of Israel, and Mine
  328. Thou Son of God, Whose Flaming Eyes
  329. Thou, the Great, Eternal God
  330. Thousand Oracles Divine, A
  331. Thy Ceaseless, Unexhausted Love
  332. Thy Faithfulness, Lord, Each Moment We Find
  333. ’Tis Finished! The Messiah Dies
  334. To the Hills I Lift Mine Eyes
  335. To Us a Child of Royal Birth
  336. To Whom in Peril and Distress
  337. Tremendous God, with Humble Fear
  338. True Witness of the Father’s Love
  339. Try Us, O God
  340. Vain, Delusive World, Adieu
  341. Victim Divine, Thy Grace We Claim
  342. Watched by the World’s Malignant Eye
  343. Weary of Wandering from My God
  344. Weary Souls That Wander Wide
  345. What Am I, O Thou Glorious God!
  346. What Angel Can the Grace Explain
  347. What Is Our Calling’s Glorious Hope?
  348. What Shall I Do, My God to Love?
  349. What Shall I Render to My God?
  350. When, Gracious Lord, When Shall It Be?
  351. When Quiet in My House I Sit
  352. Where Is the Holy Heav’n-Born Child?
  353. Where Shall My Wondering Soul Begin?
  354. Where Shall True Believers Go?
  355. Wherewith, O Lord, Shall I Draw Near?
  356. Whether the Word Be Preached or Read
  357. What Are These Arrayed in White?
  358. Who Are These That Come from Far?
  359. Who in the Lord Confide
  360. Who of the Great, or Wise
  361. Whom Jesus’ Blood Doth Sanctify
  362. Wisdom Ascribe, and Might and Praise
  363. With Glorious Clouds Encompassed Round
  364. With Solemn Faith We Offer Up
  365. Woe to the Men on Earth Who Dwell
  366. Worship, and Thanks, and Blessing
  367. Would Jesus Have the Sinner Die?
  368. Ye Heavenly Choir
  369. Ye Men of Israel, Hear
  370. Ye Neighbors and Friends of Jesus
  371. Ye Ransomed Sinners, Hear
  372. Ye Servants of God
  373. Ye Simple Men of Hearts Sincere
  374. Ye That Pass By, Behold the Man
  375. Ye Thirsty for God
  376. Ye Virgin Souls, Arise
  377. Ye Waiting Souls, Arise
  378. Young Men and Maidens, Raise