Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley Charles Wesley (1707-1788) was an English hymn writer, poet, and preacher who wrote over 5,500 hymns including And Can It Be That I Should Gain?, O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing, and Hark! the Herald Angels Sing.

Sarah Gwynne Wesley (1726-1822): Born in Wales, she married Charles Wesley April 8, 1749. They had eight children; of whom only the youngest three, Charles, Jr. (1757-1834), Sarah (1759-1828), and Samuel (1766-1837), survived infancy. In 1771, parents and the three children moved to London. Sarah Wesley was a constant support throughout her husband's ministry. She died in London, December 28, 1822, and is buried near her husband in Marylebone Chapel Cemetery.


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