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The published and unpublished verse of Charles Wesley teach us a great deal about our relationship with God. Image by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications.

Image by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications

Reading and singing the hymns of Charles Wesley are wonderful ways to come into the presence of Christ.

Wesley hymn devotions for Lent and Easter

Charles Wesley wrote hymns for Easter, but none specifically for Lent. Among his more than 6,000 hymns however, are many that lift up themes appropriate for Lent and Easter.

These devotions use hymns of Charles Wesley to help us reflect on the grace of God offered to us through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

United Methodists sing of God’s grace during Lent. Image by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications.

“The invitation is to all:” A Wesley hymn devotion for Lent

Charles Wesley’s “Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast” invites everyone to new life in Christ, to communion, and to welcome others. Read More

Charles Wesley shares our theology in song, helping us study the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Image by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications.

Forgiveness for me? A Wesley hymn devotion for Lent

Charles Wesley’s “And Can It Be that I Should Gain?” teaches that Jesus' death and resurrection are expressions of God's amazing love for us. Read More

Sung or read, the hymns of Charles Wesley draw us closer to God. Image by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications.

Lost in love: A Wesley hymn devotion for Lent

The hymn “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” is Charles Wesley’s prayer for God to fill us with love more and more each day. Read More

Charles Wesley’s “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” is sung in church of many denominations on Easter Sunday. Image by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications.

Risen today! A Wesley hymn devotion for Easter

United Methodists sing, “Raise your joys and triumphs high!” as we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. The final word is life, eternal life with God. Read More