Charles Wesley


Born: December 28, 1707, Epworth, Lincolnshire, England.

Died: March 29, 1788, London, England.

Buried: Marylebone Parish Church, London.

Charles Wesley wrote over 6,000 hymns. Like most hymnists, his work 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.



  1. All Praise to Him Who Dwells in Bliss
  2. All Praise to Our Redeeming Lord
  3. All Ye That Pass By
  4. Ambassadors of God
  5. And Am I Only Born to Die?
  6. And Are We Yet Alive?
  7. And Can It Be That I Should Gain?
  8. And Let Our Bodies Part
  9. And Let This Feeble Body Fail
  10. And Must I Be to Judgment Brought
  11. Arise, My Soul, Arise
  12. Arm of the Lord, Awake, Awake!
  13. Author of Faith, Eternal Word
  14. Awake, Jerusalem, Awake!
  15. Away with Our Sorrow and Fear
  16. Be Merciful, O God, to Me
  17. Because Thou Hast Said
  18. Being of Beings
  19. Blest Be the Dear Uniting Love
  20. Blow Ye the Trumpet, Blow
  21. By Faith We Find the Place Above
  22. Captain of Israel’s Host
  23. Celebrate Immanuel’s Name
  24. Charge to Keep I Have, A
  25. Christ from Whom All Blessings Flow
  26. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
  27. Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies
  28. Clap Your Hands, Ye People All
  29. Come Away to the Skies
  30. Come, and Let Us Sweetly Join
  31. Come, Divine Interpreter
  32. Come, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
  33. Come, Holy Ghost, Our Hearts Inspire
  34. Come, Let Us Join Our Friends Above
  35. Come, Let Us Join with One Accord
    • Come, Let Us Anew Our Journey Pursue
    • Come, Let Us Use the Grace Divine
    • Come, Let Us Who in Christ Believe
    • Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown
    • Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast
    • Come, Thou Almighty King
    • Come, Thou Conqueror of the Nations
    • Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus
    • Come, Ye Weary Sinners, Come
    • Depth of Mercy
    • Father, I Stretch My Hands to Thee
    • Father, in Whom We Live
    • Father of Jesus Christ, My Lord
    • Father, Whose Everlasting Love
    • Forever Here My Rest Shall Be
    • Forth in Thy Name, O Lord
    • Gentle Jesus, Meek and Mild
    • Give Me the Faith Which Can Remove
    • Glory Be to God on High
    • God Is Gone Up on High
    • God Only Wise, and Great, and Strong
    • Good Thou Art, and Good Thou Dost
    • Great Archangel’s Trump, The
    • Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise
    • Hark! A Voice Divides the Sky
    • Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
    • He Comes! He Comes! the Judge Severe!
    • Head of Thy Church, Whose Spirit Fills
    • Hearken to the Solemn Voice
    • Heavenly Father, Sovereign Lord
    • Holy as Thou, O Lord, Is None
    • How Can We Sinners Know
    • How Happy Are the Little Flock
    • How Happy Every Child of Grace
    • I Know That My Redeemer Lives
    • I Want a Principle Within
    • If Death My Friend and Me Divide
    • In Age and Feebleness Extreme
    • Infinite God, to Thee We Raise
    • Jehovah, God the Father, Bless
    • Jesu, My Savior, Brother, Friend
    • Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
    • Jesus, Faithful to His Word
    • Jesus, Lord, We Look to Thee
    • Jesus, Lover of My Soul
    • Jesus, My Advocate Above
    • Jesus, My Strength, My Hope
    • Jesus, the Conqueror, Reigns
    • Jesus! the Name High over All
    • Jesus, the Sinner’s Friend
    • Jesus, the Truth and Power Divine
    • Jesus, Thine All Victorious Love
    • Jesus, Thou All Redeeming Lord
    • Jesus, Thou Soul of All Our Joys
    • Jesus, United by Thy Grace
    • Jesus, We Look to Thee
    • Join, All Ye Ransomed Sons of Grace
    • Lamb of God I Look to Thee
    • Let Earth and Heaven Combine
    • Let Us Plead for Faith Alone
    • Lift Your Heads
    • Light of Those Whose Dreary Dwelling
    • Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending
    • Lord, in the Strength of Grace
    • Lord, Whom Winds and Waves Obey
    • Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
    • Lovers of Pleasure More Than God
    • My God, I Know, I Feel Thee Mine
    • My Heart Is Full of Christ
    • O Come and Dwell in Me
    • O for a Heart to Praise My God
    • O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
    • O How Happy Are They Who the Savior Obey
    • O Jesus, My Hope
    • O Love, Divine, How Sweet Thou Art
    • O Love Divine, What Hast Thou Done
    • O Thou Who at Thy Creature’s Bar
    • O Thou Who Camest from Above
    • O Thou, Whom All Thy Saints Adore
    • O What Shall I Do, My Savior to Praise
    • Our Earth We Now Lament to See
    • Our Lord Is Risen from the Dead
    • Praise the Lord Who Reigns Above
    • Prisoners of Hope, Arise
    • Rejoice, the Lord Is King
    • Savior, Whom Our Hearts Adore
    • See How Great a Flame Aspires
    • See, Jesus, Thy Disciples See
    • See, Sinners, in the Gospel Glass
    • Shepherd Divine, Our Wants Relieve
    • Sing to the Great Jehovah’s Praise
    • Sinners, Believe the Gospel Word
    • Sinners, Obey the Gospel Word
    • Sinners, Turn: Why Will You Die?
    • Soldiers of Christ, Arise
    • Son of the Carpenter, Receive
    • Spirit of Faith, Come Down
    • Stand the Omnipotent Decree
    • Surrounded by a Host of Foes
    • Talk with Us, Lord
    • Thou Hidden Source of Calm Repose
    • This Is Thy Will, I Know
    • Thou God of Glorious Majesty
    • Thou Judge of Quick and Dead
    • Thousand Oracles Divine, A
    • Thy Ceaseless, Unexhausted Love
    • ’Tis Finished! The Messiah Dies
    • To Us a Child of Royal Birth
    • Weary of Wandering from My God
    • Weary Souls That Wander Wide
    • Weep Not for a Brother Deceased
    • What Shall I Do, My God to Love
    • What Shall I Render to My God
    • Where Shall My Wondering Soul Begin?
    • Whether the Word Be Preached or Read
    • Woe to the Men on Earth Who Dwell
    • Would Jesus Have the Sinner Die?
    • Ye Neighbors and Friends of Jesus
    • Ye Ransomed Sinners, Hear
    • Ye Servants of God
    • Ye Thirsty for God
    • Ye Waiting Souls, Arise
    • Young Men and Maidens, Raise