John Wesley Poems
- Hymn Iii: All That Pass By, To...
- Hymn Xii: Come, Ye That Love T... Come, ye that love the ...
- Hymn I: O For A Thousand Tongu...
- Hymn Xxiii: Extended On A Curs... Extended on a cursed ...
- Hymn Xvii: Jesus, From Whom Al...
- Hymn Xx: Weary Souls, That Wan... Weary souls, that ...
- 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 Iii: All That Pass By, To Jesus Draw Near
All that pass by, To Jesus draw near,
He utters a cry, Ye sinners, give ear!
From hell to retrieve you He spreads out his hands;
Now, now to receive you, He graciously stands.
If any man thirst, And happy would be,
The vilest and worst May come unto me,
May drink of my Spirit, Excepted is none,
Lay claim to my merit, And take for his own.
Whoever receives The life-giving word,
In Jesus believes, His God and his Lord,
In him a pure river Of life shall arise,
Shall in the believer Spring up to the skies.
My God and my Lord! Thy call I ...