___ Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
by Charles Wesley
Birth: December 28, 1707, Epworth, Lincolnshire, England
Death: March 29, 1788, London, England
Charles Wesley has been called "the Asaph of the Methodist Church" after Asaph, King David's choir leader, who is named in Psalms 73-83. Wesley was a prolific hymn writer, writing over 6,000 hymns.
Wesley’s hymns can be generally classified as hymns of Christian experience, invitation hymns, sanctification hymns, funeral hymns, and hymns on the love of God. In his hymns, he referenced all but 4 of the books of the Bible. He used more than 45 different meters. It has been said that Wesley’s hymns clothed Christ in flesh and blood and gave converts a belief that they could easily grasp, embrace with personal faith, and if necessary, even die for.
source Center for Church Music
Truth in Real Life: Charles Wesley
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