Author of faith, we seek thy face

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: Author of faith, we seek thy face
Author: Charles Wesley
Place of Origin: Great Britain

Notes

Author of faith, we seek Thy face. C. Wesley. [Intercession.] The original hymn appeared in 9 stanzas of 4 lines as No. 64, in vol. ii. of Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1749, and is repeated in the Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. v. p. 233. The abbreviated form in common use was included by J. Wesley in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 446 (rev. ed. 458). It consists of stanzas i.-v. and vii. It is found in various collections in Great Britain and America.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d40
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d58
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d58
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d58
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #891Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d31
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d43
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: principally from the collection of Rev. John Wesley, M. A., late fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford; with... (Rev. & corr.) #152Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #152Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #458Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church, principally from the collection of the Rev. John Wesley, A. M., late fellow of Lincoln College..(Rev. and corr. with a supplement) #152Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #454Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Social Religious Meetings and for Private Devotions. 7th ed. #410Page Scan
African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #407Page Scan
Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #d19
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d54
Family and Social Melodies #d32
Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d33
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #546Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #546Page Scan
Hymnal Adapted to the Doctrines and Usages of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Revised Edition #407Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #665Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families #d42
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #501Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d25
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #288Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #288Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d40
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #590Page Scan
Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #266Page Scan
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d50
Methodist Hymn-Book #382Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #137fPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #137fPage Scan
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d61
The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #65aPage Scan
The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book: adapted to the doctrines and usages of the church (6th ed.) #407Page Scan
The American Hymn and Tune Book #d46
The Harp #760Page Scan
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #75cPage Scan
The Sacred Lyre #d28
The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #148Page Scan
The Tribute of Praise: a collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship, and for the use in the family circle and Sabbath school #148Page Scan
The Tribute of Praise: a collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship, and for use in the family circle #148Page Scan



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