John Wesley

(28 June 1703 - 2 March 1791 / Epworth, England)

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John Wesley was a Church of England cleric and Christian theologian. Wesley is largely credited, along with his brother Charles Wesley, as founding the Methodist movement which began when he took to open-air preaching in a similar manner to George Whitefield. In contrast to George Whitefield's Calvinism, Wesley embraced the Arminian doctrines that were dominant in the 18th-century Church of England. Methodism in both forms was a highly successful evangelical movement in the United Kingdom, which encouraged people to experience Jesus Christ personally.

Wesley's teachings, known as Wesleyanism, provided the seeds for both the modern Methodist movement, the Holiness movement, ... more »

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  • ''Once in seven years I burn all my sermons; for it is a shame if I cannot write better sermons now than I did seven years ago.''
    John Wesley (1703-1791), British preacher, founder of Methodism. journal entry, Sept. 1, 1778. Reporting the words of "a good man."
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  • Peter Parker (2/1/2011 10:27:00 AM)

    Peter Parker. Most of the hymns listed were written by Charles, not John. The hymn 'Behold the Saviour of Mankind' was written by their father Samuel Sr.

  • Allen Evans (9/29/2007 2:43:00 PM)

    He did not write 'O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing'
    His brother Charles Wesly wrote it.

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Hymn I: O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

O for a thousand tongues to sing
My great Redeemer's praise,
The glories of my God and King,
The triumphs of his grace!

My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
To spread through all the earth abroad
The honours of thy name.

Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
That bids our sorrows cease;
'Tis music in the sinner's ears,
'Tis life, and health, and peace.

He breaks the power of cancelled sin,
He sets the prisoner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean,
His blood availed for me.

He speaks, and, listening to ...

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