By Charles Wesley, 1762
This two-volume hymnal was published in Bristol in 1762, following a period during which Charles Wesley suffered ill health. This may account for the reflective tone of a lot of the hymns.
Often, they relate to a theme suggested by the biblical passages Charles Wesley read, and usually they have some sort of relevance to contemporaneous Methodist concerns. The preface makes clear that many of the hymns deal with debates about Christian Perfection, central to mid 18th century Methodism.
John Wesley's collection of books included volumes I and II, and both volumes are still in the Collection.