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Charles Wesley

(1707—1788) Church of England clergyman and a founder of Methodism


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(1707–88),

brother of John Wesley, also an active member of the Oxford Methodists. He remained faithful to the Anglican church and regretted his brother's departure from it. He composed many thousands of hymns, including such favourites as ‘Jesu, lover of my soul’.

Subjects: Literature — Christianity.


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