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