December 18, 1707, Epworth, Lincolnshire, England.

March 29, 1788, London, England.

St. Marylebone Parish Church, London.


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