John Wesley Poems
- Hymn Xii: Come, Ye That Love T... Come, ye that love the ...
- Hymn Xvii: Jesus, From Whom Al...
- Hymn I: O For A Thousand Tongu...
- Hymn Xxiii: Extended On A Curs... Extended on a cursed ...
- Hymn V: Thy Faithfulness, Lord Thy faithfulness, Lord, Each ...
- Hymn Vi: Sinners, Turn, Why Wi...
- Hymn Xv: Happy The Souls To Je...
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."
Hymn Xii: Come, Ye That Love The Lord
Come, ye that love the Lord,
And let your joys be known;
Join in a song with sweet accord,
While ye surround his throne:
Let those refuse to sing
Who never knew our God;
But servants of the heavenly King
May speak their joys abroad.
The God that rules on high,
That all the earth surveys
That rides upon the stormy sky,
And calms the roaring seas-
This awful God is ours,
Our Father and our love;
He will send down his heavenly powers,
To carry us above.
There we shall see his face,
And never, never sin;
There, from the rivers of his ...