Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley

by John Wesley


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John and Charles Wesley, leaders of the Methodist movement, collectively wrote thousands of hymns and religious poems, with Charles writing the great majority. Among the best known hymns Charles Wesley authored are “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus” and “Hark the Herald Angels Sing.” As well as a compilation of some of the most important pieces of literature in the Evangelical Christian tradition, John and Charles Wesley’s Poetical Works offers the texts of hundreds of the most beloved hymns and songs in the English language.

Kathleen O’Bannon
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John Wesley
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Source: Wikipedia
Born: June 17, 1703, Epworth, Lincolnshire, England
Died: March 2, 1791, London, England
Related topics: Biography, Early works, England, History, Methodism
Basic information: John Wesley was a Church of England cleric and Christian theologian. Wesley is largely credited, along with his brother Charles Wesley, as founding the Methodist movement which began when he took to open-air preaching in a similar manner to George Whitefield. In contrast to George Whitefield's Calvinism, Wesley embraced the Arminian doctrines that were dominant in the 18th-century Church of England.
Popular works: Wesley's Notes on the Bible, Journal of John Wesley, Sermons on Several Occasions, Plain Account of Christian Perfection, Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley

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