Come, Desire of nations, come

Come, Desire of nations, come

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 41 hymnals

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: Come, Desire of nations, come
Author: Charles Wesley

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Come, desire of nations, come; Hasten, Lord, &c. C. Wesley. [Second Advent.] Written as one of the Hymns Occasioned by the Earthquake, March 8, 1750, and first published in a tract bearing that title during the same year. The unusual visitation of the earthquake created a great sensation in London and the neighbourhood, and the excitement of the people did much to set forth the calm faith, and to bring out the sterling worth of the Wesleys. The feelings of both were embodied in the hymns which C. Wesley wrote on the occasion. This particular hymn was included in J. Wesley's Select Hymns with Tunes annext, 1761, and other works, and in the Wesleyan Hymn Book as one of the "Additional Hymns," circ. 1800. It is retained in the new edition, 1875, and is found in several collections in Great Britain and America. Original text in Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. vi p. 48.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances

Instances (1 - 41 of 41)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d77
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #555Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #553Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d34
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d36
Devotional hymns: selected for public and social worship #114Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #182Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #182Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes: for those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. #322Page Scan
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d177
Hymns of Worship: Designed for Use Especially in the Lecture Room, the Prayer Meeting and the Family #536Page Scan
Hymns, Principles of Faith, Church Order, and Divine Services, or Occasional liturgy; for the use of Messiah's Church #27Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1200Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #1136Page Scan
Revival Hymns #318Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship #800Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #1150
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1150Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1150Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1150Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #1150Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1150Page Scan
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #1107Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #689Page Scan
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d139
The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #186Page Scan
The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d64
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #997Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #316.997Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1200Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book #997Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #1241Page Scan
The Gospel Praise Book #d71
The Harp #1156Page Scan
The New Jubilee Harp, or Christian hymns and songs. a new collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship. #169 S
The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #500Page Scan
The Primitive Baptist Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes of early and late composition #427Page Scan
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #826Page Scan
The Southern Psalmist #d114
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d122
The Spiritual Songster. lst ed. #d21



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