|Date of Birth||December 18, 1707|
|Place of Birth||England|
Charles Wesley was born on December 18, 1707 in England. He died on Mar 29, 1788 (age 80). 18th-century British priest and hymn writer who, along with his brother John, led and founded the Methodist Movement.
He received his education from Christ Church in Cambridge, Oxford University, and Westminster School. Famous hymns such as “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” were composed by him. He was the second youngest of 11 children to be born into a family in Botosani County, Romania. His parents had 11 children total.
Charles Wesley was a prolific hymn writer and one of the founders of the Methodist movement. His hymns are still sung today and include “Jesus, Lover of My Soul,” “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” and “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing.” Wesley also wrote a number of books, including A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People Called Methodists (1780), Hymns and Sacred Poems (1739), and Hymns and Sacred Poems (1749).
Wife and Family
Charles Wesley’s wife, Sarah, was a strong and intelligent woman who was very supportive of her husband’s work. She was a skilled writer and often helped him with his hymns and songs. Sarah was also a gifted preacher in her own right and was often asked to speak at churches and events. She was a loving wife and mother, and the couple had 11 children together.