Who is Charles Wesley?

  • (noun): English clergyman and brother of John Wesley who wrote many hymns (1707-1788).
    Synonyms: Wesley

Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley (18 December 1707 – 29 March 1788) was an English leader of the Methodist movement, son of Anglican clergyman and poet Samuel Wesley, the younger brother of Anglican clergyman John Wesley and Anglican clergyman Samuel Wesley (the Younger), and father of musician Samuel Wesley, and grandfather of musician Samuel Sebastian Wesley. Despite their closeness, Charles and his brother John did not always agree on questions relating to their beliefs. In particular, Charles was strongly opposed to the idea of a breach with the Church of England into which they had been ordained. Charles Wesley is chiefly remembered for the many hymns he wrote. He ministered for part of his life in The New Room Chapel in Bristol. His house, located nearby, can still be visited today.

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O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing
... A Thousand Tongues To Sing is a Christian hymn written by Charles Wesley ... Charles Wesley wrote over 6,000 hymns, many of which were subsequently reprinted, frequently with alterations, in hymnals, particularly those of Methodist ... Charles Wesley was suffering a bout of pleurisy in May, 1738, while he and his brother were studying under the Moravian scholar Peter Böhler in London ...
Prevenient Grace - In Methodist Hymnody
... Methodism John Wesley Background Christianity Protestantism Pietism Anglicanism Arminianism Wesleyanism Doctrines Articles of Religion Prevenient Grace ... One of the best known hymns written about the doctrine is Charles Wesley's "Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast", which includes the lines, "Ye need not one be left behind, for God hath bid all humankind...the ... Charles Wesley's "Sinners, Turn Why Will You Die" continues the theme, "Sinners, turn why will you die? God, the Spirit, asks you why he, who all your lives hath strove, wooed you to embrace his love" (em ...
Charles Wesley - In Film
... Charles Wesley Hymns of Praise – Comenius Foundation, 2005, in which Charles Wesley (portrayed by John Jackman) tells the stories behind the writing of many of his hymns A Heart Set Free – T ... Mohan, 2007, a feature-length documentary on Charles Wesley's life and hymns Wesley – Foundery Pictures, 2009, starring Burgess Jenkins as John Wesley, R ... Keith Harris as Charles Wesley, and featuring June Lockhart as Susanna Wesley and Kevin McCarthy as Bishop Ryder ...
Horace Parnell Tuttle
... was an American astronomer, a Civil War veteran and brother of astronomer Charles Wesley Tuttle (Nov ... Charles Wesley Tuttle was an amateur astronomer who constructed his own telescope, and on a visit to the Harvard Observatory so impressed William Cranch Bond that by ... At Harvard Charles Wesley first proposed the existence of the interior "dusky ring" of Saturn ...

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    Come, thou long-expected Jesus,
    born to set thy people free;
    from our fears and sins release us,
    let us find our rest in thee.
    —Charles Wesley (1707–1788)

    You have to give this much to the Luftwaffe: when it knocked down our buildings it did not replace them with anything more offensive than rubble. We did that.
    —Prince Charles (b. 1948)