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