Christ, from whom all blessings flow
Christ, from whom all blessings flow. Charles Wesley* (1707-1788).
First published in Hymns and Sacred Poems (1740), as the final part of a four-part hymn entitled ‘The Communion of Saints’ and consisting of thirteen 8-line stanzas. In John Wesley’s A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People called Methodists (1780) parts three and four of the original were divided into 4-line stanzas. The textual history of this hymn is complicated: it has appeared with numerous minor revisions and, more recently, in HFTC (1982) and in Praise! (2000), in a modernized Jubilate Hymns*’ version. All five 8-line stanzas of the 1740 text are reproduced in Frank Baker’s Representative Verse of Charles...
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