Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sunday, March 16 - the second Sunday in Lent....

John Wesley, the founder of the United Methodist Church, had a brother, Charles, who was the writer of many hymns.  "Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies" appears in The United Methodist Hymnal, 1989 edition.

                   "Christ, whose glory fills the skies,

                        Christ, the true, the only light,

                    Sun of righteousness, arise,

                         triumph o'er the shades of night;

                    Dayspring from on high, be near;

                          Daystar, in my heart appear."

                                                                 - Charles Wesley, 1740

As listed in the 2014 UMW Prayer Calendar, today's mission focus is the Mercy-Newberry Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Blessings to each of you on this Sunday!


  1. The Wesleys were a tremendous influence during their lifetimes, and they still are today! Thank you for sharing this hymn with us today. Have a blessed Sunday---looks like we'll have to make our own sunshine, but we can always have the SONshine!

  2. Nellie, Wishing you a happy Sunday too. We have some sunshine for now. But clouds are moving in. xoxo,Susie

  3. I thought I knew a lot of hymns, but that isn't one of them, at least that I can recall.

  4. Beautiful lyrics. Wishing you a blessed day.

  5. A glorious reminder that we are indeed experiencing the season of Lent. Thank you Nellie...

  6. Dear Nellie...and today, I passed Charles Wesley's grave! It is in a beautiful, peaceful small garden in Marylebone in Central London. You would love was warm & sunny and the first cherry blossoms were frothing on the trees. So how coincidental that I got home to read your post?! Rachel xo

  7. Hi Nellie , just lovely and thanks for sharing :)

  8. I hope that your Sunday has been filled with blessings.

  9. Have a wonderful lent days!

  10. Are they who the Wesley Foundation is named after?