Earth, rejoice our Lord is King

Earth, rejoice our Lord is King

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: EPHRAIM
Published in 20 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: Earth, rejoice our Lord is King
Author: Charles Wesley

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Earth, rejoice, the Lord is King. C. Wesley. [Confidence in God.] Appeared in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1740, p. 115, in 14 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed “To be sung in a Tumult." (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. i. p. 296.) In the Supplement to the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1830, 6 stanzas were given as "Earth, rejoice; our Lord is King," and this arrangement is repeated in the revised edition of 1875. In some of the American hymn-books the original reading is retained.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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