Charles Wesley Quotes
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Charles Wesley is best known for his prolific hymn writing, his poetry and for being one of the founding fathers of the Methodist denomination of Christianity. He wrote more than six thousand hymns, of which a handful remain in modern day worship.
John and Charles Wesley's Methodist style was to take the word of God to people, wherever they were, rather than try to get them into a church to hear it. The numbers of converts grew and were gathered into 'societies' to nurture their faith.
With their helpers they began their travelling ministry, covering thousands of miles on horseback over the years throughout England and in Scotland, Wales and Ireland, with London, Bristol, and Newcastle being the main centres of their work.
The high-intensity preaching took its toll on Charles; he suffered from nervous exhaustion and severe depression. He was 80 when he died on 29th March 1788. With his famous carol Hark the Herald Angels Sing heard everywhere from cathedrals to supermarkets, the legacy of Charles Wesley is likely to continue for years to come.
| Christ the Lord is risen today, Sons of men and angels say. Raise your joys and triumphs high; Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply.|
Topics: Atonement, Resurrection
| Hark the herald angels sing, "Glory to the new-born king." Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!|
| Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees, And looks to God alone; Laughs at impossibilities, And cries it shall be done.|
| God buries His workmen but carries on His work.|
Topics: God, Death, Work
| God is gone up on high with a triumphant noise.|
Topics: God, Atonement
| A charge to keep I have, A God to glorify: A never-dying soul to save, And fit it for the sky.|
| I shall be satisfied with Thy likeness-satisfied, satisfied.|
| See the Gospel Church secure, And founded on a Rock! All her promises are sure; Her bulwarks who can shock? Count her every precious shrine; Tell, to after-ages tell, Fortified by power divine, The Church can never fail.|
Topics: Holy Spirit, Christianity
| Keep us little and unknown, prized and loved by God alone.|
| Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn.|
Topics: Perseverance, Fire
| To God your every Want In instant Prayer display, Pray always; Pray, and never faint; Pray, without ceasing, Pray.|
| In Fellowship; alone To God, with Faith, draw near, Approach His Courts, besiege His Throne With all the power of Prayer.|
Topics: Prayer, Faith, Fellowship