A handbill advertising the composition of a funeral hymn by Samuel Wesley (1766-1837) to commemorate the passing of his brother, Charles Wesley junior (1757-1834). Both were sons of Charles Wesley (1707-1788) and child prodigies. The brothers became organists and composers, but Charles Wesley junior was much less well known than his brother Samuel.
The piece was first performed by the Sacred Harmonic Society, an amateur music society in London. The society existed between 1832 and 1888 and was organized for the practice and performance of sacred music, including oratorios.