The Shameful Tree
Then Jesus shouted, “Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!” And with those words he breathed his last.
Behold the Savior of mankind nailed to the shameful tree! How vast the love that Him inclined to bleed and die for thee!
‘Tis done! the precious ransom’s paid! “Receive my soul!” He cries; see where He bows His sacred head! He bows His head and dies!
Samuel Wesley (1662-1735)
Saved from the fire
On February 9, 1709, a fire ripped through a rectory in the village of Epworth, England. The Wesley family lost nearly everything. Miraculously, their six-year-old boy named John (who would later found the Methodist church) was saved from the fire, as was a piece of paper bearing this hymn, written by the rector, Samuel Wesley.
Samuel Wesley, father of John and Charles (and seventeen other children)…
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