Hymns of Charles Wesley

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(Work in Progress – 28 January 2018)

How this list was compiled

This list was compiled from the Publications of Charles Wesley, available on Charles Wesley's Published Verse website at Duke Divinity School. Filters imposed were:

  1. Hymns were included if known or reasonably suspected to be by Charles Wesley.
  2. Translations were not included.
  3. All punctuation was removed from the beginning and end of first lines.
  4. Words were changed to their modern equivalents, for example shew became show. Spelling was corrected and Americanized.
  5. Most contractions were expanded, such as entic'd or follow'd. Exceptions were allowed when a contraction was commonly used, such as e'er and o'er; but 'tis usually became tis, always at the beginning of a line.
  6. Meter codes used standard conventions, except a dot was added at the end of each code. This was necessary because some data tools interpret codes like 77.77 as a number, rather than text. Spaces were eliminated except when necessary.

Publication Codes

  • 1739a – Hymns and Sacred Poems
  • 1739b – Free Grace
  • 1739c – Hymns and Sacred Poems, Ed.2
  • 1740a – Means of Grace
  • 1740b – Life of Faith
  • 1740c – Hymns and Sacred Poems
  • 1741a – Collection of Psalms and Hymns
  • 1741b – Hymns on God's Everlasting Love
  • 1741c – Promise of Sanctification
  • 1742a – Hymns on God's Everlasting Love
  • 1742b – Hymns and Sacred Poems, Pt.1
  • 1742c – Hymns and Sacred Poems, Pt.2
  • 1742d – Whole Armor of God
  • 1742e – Taking of Jericho
  • 1742f – Elegy on Death of Robert Jones
  • 1742g – Fourteenth Chapter of Isaiah
  • 1742h – Thanksgiving for Colliers
  • 1742i – Hymn for Condemned Prisoners
  • 1743a – Psalms and Hymns, Pt.1
  • 1743b – Psalms and Hymns, Pt.2
  • 1743c – Prayer for Those Convinced of Sin
  • 1743d – Earnest Appeal to Men of reason
  • 1744a – Collection of Moral and Sacred Poems
  • 1744b – Hymns for Times of Trouble
  • 1744c – Times of Trouble and Persecution
  • 1744d – Extract of Wesley’s Journal [No. 4]
  • 1745a – Farther Appeal to Men of Reason
  • 1745b – Hymns on the Lord's Supper
  • 1745c – Difference between the Moravian
  • 1745e – A Word in Season
  • 1745f – Hymns for the Nativity of our Lord
  • 1745g – Word to a Protestant
  • 1745h – Hymns for Times of Trouble
  • 1746a – Funeral Hymns
  • 1746b – Hymns for Our Lord’s Resurrection
  • 1746c – Hymns for Ascension Day
  • 1746d – Hymns of Petition and Thanksgiving
  • 1746e – Hymns on the Great Festivals
  • 1746f – Public Thanksgiving Day
  • 1746g – Gloria Patri
  • 1746h – Graces Before and After Meat
  • 1747a – Hymn at the Sacrament
  • 1747b – Letter to the Bishop of London
  • 1747c – Hymns for Those that Seek
  • 1749a – Hymns and Sacred Poems, Vol.1
  • 1749b – Hymns and Sacred Poems, Vol.2
  • 1749c – Hymns for New Year’s Day
  • 1750a – Earthquake Hymns, Pt.1
  • 1750b – Earthquake Hymns, Pt.2
  • 1750c – Death of Thomas Hogg
  • 1755a – Epistle to John Wesley
  • 1755b – Catholic Spirit
  • 1756a – Hymn on the Lisbon Earthquake
  • 1756b – Hymns for the Year 1756
  • 1756c – Earthquake Hymns
  • 1758a – Hymns of Intercession
  • 1759a – For the Kingdom of England
  • 1759b – Funeral Hymns
  • 1759c – Hymns on the Expected Invasion
  • 1759d – Hymn for the People of Custrin
  • 1759e – Thanksgiving Hymns
  • 1760a – Hymns for the Preachers
  • 1762a – Scripture Hymns, Vol.1
  • 1762b – Scripture Hymns, Vol.2
  • 1763a – Hymns for Children
  • 1767a – Family Hymns
  • 1767b – Trinity Hymns, Pt.1
  • 1767c – Trinity Hymns, Pt.2
  • 1770a – Hymn for Mary Langson
  • 1770b – Hymn on the Death of Whitefield
  • 1771a – Elegy on Whitefield
  • 1771b – Epistle to Whitefield
  • 1772a – Preparation for Death
  • 1778a – Arminian Magazine, 1
  • 1779a – Arminian Magazine, 2
  • 1779b – Ode on Dr. Boyce
  • 1779c – Hymn for John Wesley
  • 1780a – Arminian Magazine, 3
  • 1780b – Tumult Hymns
  • 1781a – Arminian Magazine, 4
  • 1781b – Protestant Association
  • 1781c – Hymns for the Nation
  • 1782a – Arminian Magazine, 5
  • 1782b – Hymns for the National Fast
  • 1783a – Arminian Magazine, 6
  • 1784a – Arminian Magazine, 7
  • 1785a – Arminian Magazine, 8
  • 1785b – Prayers for Condemned Malefactors
  • 1787a – Arminian Magazine, 10

Lists by Title

First lines sorted with punctuation (,.;:!?) removed
  1. Charles Wesley Hymns, A – C
  2. Charles Wesley Hymns, D – G
  3. Charles Wesley Hymns, H – I
  4. Charles Wesley Hymns, J – L
  5. Charles Wesley Hymns, M – O
  6. Charles Wesley Hymns, P – S
  7. Charles Wesley Hymns, T
  8. Charles Wesley Hymns, U – Z

Lists by Meter

  1. Charles Wesley Hymns, Meters 4, 5, and 6
  2. Charles Wesley Hymns, Meters 7
  3. Charles Wesley Hymns, Meters 8
  4. Charles Wesley Hymns, Meter 88.88.88.
  5. Charles Wesley Hymns, Meters 886.886.
  6. Charles Wesley Hymns, Meters 10, 12, and Irregular
  7. Charles Wesley Hymns, Meters C.M. and C.M.D.
  8. Charles Wesley Hymns, Meter L.M.
  9. Charles Wesley Hymns, Meter L.M.D.
  10. Charles Wesley Hymns, Meters S.M. and S.M.D.

Hymns probably not by Charles Wesley

Sometimes attributed to him, but not found in his publications
  1. Ambassadors of God – a title given to God, the offended God most high (1767b)
  2. Come, Thou almighty King – Author anonymous
  3. Come, thou Savior, long-expected – Not found
  4. Eternal Son, eternal love – A title given to Father of everlasting love (1745b)
  5. Holy, holy, Lord – There are two C. Wesley hymns Holy, holy, holy Lord in 1767b.
  6. Holy Jesus, Savior mild – Not found
  7. Jesus, my advocate above – An altered version of Jesus! My great high-priest above (1739a)
  8. Let saints on earth in concert sing – Not found
  9. Lord of the church, we humbly pray – A highly altered version of Thou Jesus, thou my breast inspire (1747b)
  10. O thou, before the world began – not found
  11. Servants of Christ, his truth who know – not found
  12. Ye ransomed sinners, hear – not found