Loving Cup with Wesley hymn
It was common practice in Wesleyan Methodism to celebrate the hymns of Charles Wesley on pottery-mugs, jugs and plaques. It has been said that there was no need of a pottery portrait of Charles Wesley because of his spiritual portrait was in his words.
The illustrated loving cup is a rare Primitive Methodist one (PMS) with Charles Wesley words on the reverse. These same words were also much used for Wesleyan pottery. They come from the funeral section of the 1758 hymnbook :
“How happy every child of grace,
Who knows his forgiven.
The earth he cries is not my place,
I seek my place in heaven!
Words that stress assurance, personal experience, and eternal destiny in Christ.