John Wesley

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

John Wesley
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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 V: Thy Faithfulness, Lord

Thy faithfulness, Lord, Each moment we find,
So true to thy word, So loving and kind!
Thy mercy so tender To all the lost race,
The vilest offender May turn and find grace.

The mercy I feel To others I show,
I set to my seal That Jesus is true:
Ye all may find favour Who come at his call,
O come to my Saviour, His grace is for all!

To save what was lost, from heaven he came;
Come, sinners, and trust In Jesus's name.
He offers you pardon; He bids you be free;
"If sin be your burden, O come unto me!"

O let me commend My Saviour to you,
The ...

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