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Samuel Wesley (1662–1735)

Wesley, Samuel, Sr. An English clergyman and sacred poet; born at Winterborn-Whitchurch, Dorset, 1662; died at Epworth, April 22, 1735. He was the father of Charles and John, and of Samuel, Jr. He wrote ‘Life of Christ: An Heroic Poem,’ ‘Eupolis’s Hymn to the Creator,’ etc. He is best known by the two hymns to be found in Methodist hymn-books, ‘Behold the Saviour of Mankind,’ and ‘O Thou who when I did Complain.’