charles-wesleyOn this day in history, 1707, Charles Wesley was born–the 18th of Samuel and Susanna Wesley’s 19 children (John was the 15th). Charles would go on to become a leader of Methodism and the author of some 6,000 hymns. (For a good analysis of the quality and value of Wesley’s hymnody, see this 1932 essay by Bernard Manning.)

Mars Hill provides an overview:

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2 thoughts on “Charles Wesley”

  1. JMH says:

    LOVE the Wesleys. Charles is pretty much unmatched as a hymnwriter.

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