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Charles Wesley

Great Hymnwriter and Co-Founder of Methodism

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Charles Wesley (1707-1788), brother of John Wesley a founder of Methodism, wrote hundreds of hymns and poems. He was one of the most prolific poets in the English language.

A Short Bibliography

S T Kimbrough, A Heart to Praise My God: Charles Wesley's Hymns for Today (Nashville: Abingdon, 1996).
S T Kimbrough, Jr., ed., Charles Wesley: Poet and Theologian (Nashville: Abingdon/Kingswood, 1992).
S T Kimbrough, Jr. and Oliver A. Beckerlegge, The Unpublished Poetry of Charles Wesley, 3 vols. (Nashville: Abingdon/Kingswood, 1988, 1990, 1992).
John R. Tyson, Charles Wesley on Sanctification: A Biographical and Theological Study (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Press, 1986).
John R. Tyson, Charles Wesley: A Reader (New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989, 2001).
Carlton R. Young, Music of the Heart: John and Charles Wesley on Music and Musicians (Carol Stream: Hope, 1995).

THE FOLLOWING ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE CHARLES WESLEY SOCIETY (order by fax: 732-295-5568; email contact:

Facsimile reprints of first editions of hymn books:
Hymns for the Nativity of our Lord (1745) $6.95
Hymns for our Lord's Resurrection (1746) $4.95
Hymns for Ascension-Day/Hymns for Whitsunday (1746) $7.50
Hymns on the Lord's Supper (1745) $12.95
Hymns on the Trinity (1767) $10.95
Hymns on the Great Festivals (1746), folio with music $22.95
Journal also available Proceedings of the Charles Wesley Society (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997)

The Hymns of Charles Wesley

From Collection of Hymns 1889