Charles Wesley Poems
Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788) was the younger brother of John Wesley. He was one of John’s first converts. After his conversion, Charles Wesley immediately began to preach the gospel with power and to see many souls saved. Charles Wesley was the main poet of the Methodist movement. He and John published their poems together without distinguishing who wrote which ones, but by far the larger number of poems and hymns were written by Charles. John Wesley (1703 – 1791) was the founder and leader of the Methodist movement and the Evangelical Revival of the 18th century. When a young man John Wesley came to America as a missionary from England. In his travels John Wesley met Moravian Christians who had a faith that was as yet unknown to him. When he returned to England he began to preach that faith and became the means of salvation for multitudes. He formed his converts into societies which later became the Methodist Church.