John Wesley

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Born: June 28, 1703, Ep­worth, Lin­coln­shire, Eng­land.

Died: March 2, 1791, Lon­don, Eng­land.


John and his brother Charles founded the MethodistLink to the English Wikipedia article movement. Charles was the main hymnist in the family, but John translated a number of hymns (mostly German) himself. He began studying the German language on board the ship Simmons, which carried him and Charles to Georgia in 1735. Also on the ship were 26 German Moravian colonists, and Wesley wanted to be able to talk with them and share in their worship services.

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Settings of his literary work

Settings of text by John_Wesley


  • All Glory to the Eternal Three
  • Commit thou all thy griefs (Samuel Wesley)
  • Eternal depth of love divine
  • Extended on a Cursèd Tree
  • Give to the Winds Thy Fears
  • High on His Ev­er­last­ing Throne
  • What Shall We Offer Our Good Lord?
  • High Praise to Thee, All Gra­cious God
  • Ho­ly Lamb, Who Thee Re­ceive
  • How happy is the pilgrim's lot
  • I Thank Thee, Uncreated Sun
  • I Thirst, Thou Wound­ed Lamb of God
  • Into Thy Gra­cious Hands I Fall
  • Jesu, Thy Soul Renew My Own
  • Jesu, to Thee My Heart I Bow
  • Jesu, Whose Glory’s Streaming Rays
  • Jesu, thy blood and righteousness
  • Jesus, Thy Bound­less Love to Me
  • Lo, God Is Here!
  • Meek, Patient Lamb of God, to Thee
  • Monarch of All, with Low­ly Fear
  • My Soul Be­fore Thee Pros­trate Lies
  • Now I Have Found the Ground Where­in
  • O God, My God, My All Thou Art!
  • O God of God, in Whom Combine
  • O God, of Good the Un­fa­thomed Sea
  • O God Thou Bottomless Abyss
  • O God, What Offering Shall I Give
  • O Jesu, Source of Calm Repose
  • O Thou to Whose All Search­ing Sight
  • O Thou Who All Things Canst Control
  • O Thou Whom Sinners Love, Whose Care
  • Regardless Now of Things Below
  • Shall I, for Fear of Fee­ble Man
  • Thee will I love, my strength, my tower
  • Thine, Lord, Is Wis­dom, Thine Alone
  • Thou Hid­den Love of God
  • Thou, Je­su, Art Our King
  • Thou Lamb of God, Thou Prince of Peace
  • Thou, True and Only God
  • To Thee with Heart and Mouth I Sing
  • What Shall We Of­fer Our Good Lord

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