Rev. Charles Wesley

(18 December 1707 - 29 March 1788)
Rev. Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

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Rev. Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

Works in ECPA

alphabetical listing / listing in source editions

Source editions

  • Wesley, John, 1703-1791. Wesley, Charles, 1707-1788. Hymns and sacred poems: Published by John Wesley, ... and Charles Wesley, ... London: printed by William Strahan; and sold by James Hutton; and at Mr. Bray's, 1739. x,[6],223,[1]p.; 12⁰. (ESTC T31323; OTA K034809.000)


ODNB 29067; DMI 2302



  • Tyson, John R. Assist me to proclaim: the life and hymns of Charles Wesley. Grand Rapids, MI; Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2007. Print.


  • Arnold, Richard. Trinity of Discord: The Hymnal and Poetic Innovations of Isaac Watts, Charles Wesley, and William Cowper. New York, NY: Peter Lang, 2012. Print.
  • Cruickshank, Joanna. Were Early Methodists Masochists? Suffering, Submission and Sanctification in the Hymns of Charles Wesley. Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester 88(2) (2006): 81-100. Print.
  • Gibson, Colin. Popular theology in the hymns of Charles Wesley. Music in the Air (Summer 1996): 2-6. Print.
  • Marshall, Madeleine Forell, and Janet Todd. English Congregational Hymns in the Eighteenth Century. Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 1982. Print.
  • Palmer, John. Hymn as Poetry: Charles Wesley's Religious Influence and Rhetorical Excellence. Hill, Darci N., ed. Reflections on Medieval and Renaissance Thought. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars, 2017. 33-43. Print.
  • Watson, J. R. The Presentation of Holiness and the Concept of Christian Perfection in the Sermons and Hymns of the Wesleys, 1730-1780. Visser, Irene, and Helen Wilcox, eds. Transforming Holiness: Representations of Holiness in English and American Literary Texts. Louvain, Belgium: Peeters, 2006. 81-94. Print.
  • Watson, J. R. Author, faith, and word: biblical text and metaphor in Charles Wesley's hymns. Dayras, Solange, ed. Parole biblique et inspiration littéraire. Paris: Université de Paris-Nord, 1990. 81-95. Print.