CHARLES WESLEY (1707-1788)


The first time I heard about Charles Wesley was in church. Later I found out he wrote thousands of hymns and sacred poems. He must have written an average of ten lines of poetry a day for 50 years. Now that's impressive!

As I dove into his life and work and became familiar with his temper, mood swings and highly sensitive character, I somehow felt related.

In search for signs of grace, both inwards and outwards he has reached every high and low a man can get.

He expressed himself in a particular style when the English language was perhaps at its zenith of beauty and power. Anyway, I fell in love with it.