John and Charles Wesley

J. R. Watson

in The English Hymn

Published in print August 1999 | ISBN: 9780198270027
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600784 | DOI:
 John and Charles Wesley

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Discusses the early hymns of the Methodist revival, beginning with John Wesley's translations from the German. Reviews John Wesley's work as an editor, culminating in his 1780 ‘Large Hymn Book’ and the response of the Methodists to the problems of the time in Charles Wesley's hymns.

Keywords: German hymns; Hogarth; Methodists; Moravians; Charles Wesley; John Wesley

Chapter.  10533 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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