God of eternal truth and grace

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: God of eternal truth and grace
Author: Charles Wesley

Notes

God of eternal truth, and grace. C. Wesley. [Perfect Love.] This cento is thus composed:—
Stanzas i.-ii., Short Hymns, &c, vol. ii., No. 1376, Mich, vii. 20. Stanzas iii.-iv., Short Hymns, &c, vol. ii., No. 174, Matt. xv. 28. Stanzas v.-vi., Short Hymns, &c, vol. ii., No. 297, Mark ix. 23.
These Short Hymns, &c, were published at Bristol, 1762 (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. x.). This cento was included in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 333, and is found in other collections.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

ST. ANNE

Though no firm documentation exists, ST. ANNE was probably composed by William Croft (PHH 149), possibly when he was organist from 1700-1711 at St. Anne's Church in Soho, London, England. (According to tradition, St. Anne was the mother of the Virgin Mary.) The tune was first published in A Suppleme…

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d177
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d256
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d257
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d256
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #547Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d184
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.) #340Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #340Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #342Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #182Page 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) #340Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #341
A New Book of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal and Other Churches #d77
A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d69
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d71
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #448Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d135
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #448Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #692Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #692Page Scan
Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #375Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #523Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #523Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #515Page Scan
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d234
Methodist Hymn-Book #565Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #117ePage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #117ePage Scan
The American Hymn and Tune Book #d211
The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d216
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 #183cPage Scan
The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #474Page Scan
The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal: Revised: collected from various authors. Designed for the worship of God in all Christian churches. #I.139Page Scan
The Saints' Harp #d304
The Select Hymn and Song Book #d98
The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #293Page 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 #293Page Scan
The Tribute of Praise: a collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship, and for use in the family circle #293Page Scan



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