Definition of Charles Wesley from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Charles Wesley

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(1707-88) one of the people who helped to establish the Methodist Church in Britain, with his brother John Wesley. He is mainly known as the writer of over 7 000 hymns (= religious songs), many of which are still popular today. These include Love Divine, All Loves Excelling and the Christmas carolHark! the Herald Angels Sing.