Great Shepherd of Souls

Author: John Wesley

John Wesley, the son of Samuel, and brother of Charles Wesley, was born at Epworth, June 17, 1703. He was educated at the Charterhouse, London, and at Christ Church, Oxford. He became a Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, and graduated M.A. in 1726. At Oxford, he was one of the small band consisting of George Whitefield, Hames Hervey, Charles Wesley, and a few others, who were even then known for their piety; they were deridingly called "Methodists." After his ordination he went, in 1735, on a mission to Georgia. The mission was not successful, and he returned to England in 1738. From that time, his life was one of great labour, preaching the Gospel, and publishing his commentaries and other theological works. He died in London, in 17… Go to person page >

Adapter: Nickolas Campbell

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Text Information

First Line: Great shepherd of souls, bring home to your fold
Title: Great Shepherd of Souls
Author: John Wesley
Adapter: Nickolas Campbell (2015)
Meter: 10.10.11.11
Notes: This hymn may be reproduced and used in worship from http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/great-shepherd-of-souls
Copyright: © 2015 Nickolas Campbell

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HANOVER (Croft)

William Croft (b. Nether Ettington, Warwickshire, England, 1678; d. Bath, Somerset, England, 1727) was a boy chorister in the Chapel Royal in London and then an organist at St. Anne's, Soho. Later he became organist, composer, and master of the children of the Chapel Royal, and eventually organist a…

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