This copy of Hymns and Sacred Poems is a photographic facsimile of the first edition published in London in 1739. While John Wesley published two hymnals prior to this, one in 1737 in America and the other in 1738 in England, this is the first time Charles Wesley emerged on the scene of published sacred poetry with a significant number of contributions. This volume is important for an understanding of Wesleyan theology and the nature of the emerging Methodist movement.
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Hymns and Sacred Poems