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Monday Devotion: Charles Wesley on Worship


Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)

Background and Context

Charles Wesley was born in Lincolnshire, England. He was the younger brother of John Wesley. These two brothers went to the same school: Westminster and Christ Church College, Oxford. Later, they found the Methodist Church which was one of the most dynamic spiritual movements in the eighteenth century. Charles was the cofounder of the Methodist Church in England. At that time, he played a significant role in the early growth of Methodism. Afterward, it became a separate denomination. Now, we remember Charles for his contribution to Christianity as one of the greatest hymn-writers as well as theologian, English literati, historian and godly man of faith. He wrote more than 8,000 hymns which became a powerful mechanism for the growth of Methodism. Continue reading Monday Devotion: Charles Wesley on Worship