One of my favourites byCharles Wesley, who also wrote many hymns (over 6,000), this being one of the first he wrote. He is perhaps one of the greatest hymn-writers ever, if not the greatest. Born in Lincolnshire, he was the 18th child in his family. His older brother John being the founder of Methodism. He became a priest in 1735. It is normally sung to the tune Sagina by Thomas Campbell.