WESLEY, Charles


WESLEY, Charles
(1707-1788)
   John's younger brother who was called a "METHODIST" by fellow students from his methodical habits of study, fanatical zeal for regularity of living, and strict observance of the weekly SACRAMENT of Communion. Experiencing an EVANGELICAL CONVERSION in 1738, he became an itinerant Preacher and organizer of the METHODIST movement. He is best remembered as the author of over 5,500 HYMNS including "Jesus, Lover of my Soul," "Love divine, All Love Excelling" and the CHRISTMAS Carol "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing."

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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