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Charles Wesley lived from December 18, 1707 until March 29, 1788. He was an English leader of the Methodist movement, son of Anglican clergyman and poet Samuel Wesley, the younger brother of Methodist founder John Wesley and Anglican clergyman Samuel Wesley the Younger. Charles Wesley is mostly remembered for the over 6,000 hymns he wrote.
In the course of his career, Charles Wesley published the words of over six thousand hymns, many of which are still popular. These include:
- “Arise my soul arise”
- “And Can It Be That I Should Gain?”
- “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”
- “Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies”
- “Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown”
- “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”
- “Depth of Mercy, Can it Be”
- “Father, I Stretch My Hands to Thee”
- “Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise”
- “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”
- “Jesus, Lover of My Soul”
- “Jesus, The Name High Over All”
- “Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending”
- “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”
- “O for a Heart to Praise My God”
- “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”
- “Rejoice, the Lord is King”
- “Soldiers of Christ, Arise”
- “Thou Hidden Source of Calm Repose”
- “Ye Servants of God”
Among Wesley’s advice: Eat a light supper at least two or three hours before bed. Oprah could not have said it better.
Wesley’s counsel to scholars also may seem relevant to couch potatoes, computer addicts and people who work in cubicles.
“Those who read or write much, should learn to do it standing; otherwise it will impair their health,” Wesley said.
Other Wesley diet and exercise tips include:
- Drink lots of water; it’s the healthiest of all drinks.
- Avoid coffee and tea; they elevate anxiety.
- Exercise, preferably walking, is necessary for good health.
- Cold baths promote circulation.
- Exercise on an empty stomach.
- Go to bed at 9 p.m. and rise at 4 a.m. or 5 a.m.
Sue Hamilton, a 50-year-old United Methodist from rural Minooka, Ill, said she’s hearing more about health in church than at any other time in her life.
It’s the perfect place to stress wellness, she says. “The Bible says our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit.”
Read the entire article at http://www.umc.org/news-and-media/wesleys-diet-exercise-tips-promote-health