Come, Desire of nations, come

Come, Desire of nations, come

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 40 hymnals

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, the son of Samuel Wesley, was born at Epworth, Dec. 18, 1707. He was educated at Westminster School and afterwards at Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated M.A. In 1735, he took Orders and immediately proceeded with his brother John to Georgia, both being employed as missionaries of the S.P.G. He returned to England in 1736. For many years he engaged with his brother in preaching the Gospel. He died March 29, 1788. To Charles Wesley has been justly assigned the appellation of the "Bard of Methodism." His prominence in hymn writing may be judged from the fact that in the "Wesleyan Hymn Book," 623 of the 770 hymns were written by him; and he published more than thirty poetical works, written either by himself alone,… 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 (40)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
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; in miniature #553Image
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d36
A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d34
Devotional hymns: selected for public and social worship #114Image
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #182Image
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #182Image
Hymns and Tunes: for those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. #322Image
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 #536Image
Hymns, Principles of Faith, Church Order, and Divine Services, or Occasional liturgy; for the use of Messiah's Church #27Image
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1200Image
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #1136Image
Revival Hymns #318Image
Songs for Social and Public Worship #800Image
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1150Image
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1150Image
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #1150
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1150Image
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #1150Image
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1150Image
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #1107Image
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #689Image
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d139
The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #186Image
The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d64
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1200Image
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #316.997Image
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #997Image
The Baptist Hymn Book #997Image
The Baptist Praise Book #1241Image
The Gospel Praise Book #d71
The Harp #1156Image
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 #500Image
The Primitive Baptist Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes of early and late composition #427Image
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #826Image
The Southern Psalmist #d114
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d122
The Spiritual Songster. lst ed. #d21



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