Come, Thou almighty King
This is a famous hymn, by an anonymous author. It was formerly attributed to Charles Wesley, but not found among his writings. The words are not found in any of the following sources:
- Charles Wesley's Published Verse and Charles Wesley's Manuscript Verse websites of The Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition, Duke Divinity School.
- Kimbrough, S T Jr. 2017. Alphabetical Index to the First Lines of All Stanzas of Poetry by John and Charles Wesley. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock. 410 pp.
- Osborn, George. 1868-1872. The Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley: Reprinted from the Originals, With the Last Corrections of the Authors; Together with the Poems of Charles Wesley, Not Before Published. London: Wesleyan-Methodist Conference Office. Volume 1, 380 pp. Volume 2, 1869, 374 pp. Volume 3, 1869, 390 pp. Volume 4, 1869, 488 pp. Volume 5, 1869, 492 pp. Volume 6, 1870, 476 pp. Volume 7, 1870, 452 pp. Volume 8, 1870, 496 pp. Volume 9, 1870, 471 pp. Volume 10, 1871, 502 pp. Volume 11, 1871, 512 pp. Volume 12, 1871, 456 pp. Volume 13, 1872, 529 pp. Available online.
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- Felice Giardini — Come, Thou almighty King
- Stephen Jenks — Trinity
- Timothy Swan — Trinity
- Merit Woodruff — Whitfield
Text and translations
Whitefield, Collection of Hymns, 1757
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