Wesley hymn devotions for Lent and Easter

The published and unpublished verse of Charles Wesley teach us a great deal about our relationship with God.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.
The published and unpublished verse of Charles Wesley teach us a great deal about our relationship with God.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.

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 offers to us through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Charles Wesley’s “Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast” invites everyone to new life in Christ, to communion, and to welcome others. Image by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications.

The invitation is to all: “Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast”

Charles Wesley’s “Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast” invites everyone to new life in Christ, to communion, and to welcome others.
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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. Image by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications.

Forgiveness for me?: “And Can It Be that I Should Gain?”

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.
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Charles Wesley’s “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” teaches about God’s grace that fills us with love. Image by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications.

Lost in love: “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”

The hymn “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” is Charles Wesley’s prayer for God to fill us with love more and more each day.
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United Methodist founder Charles Wesley’s Easter hymn “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” is a celebration of resurrection and new life. Image by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications.

Risen today!: “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”

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