‘O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing’

This is probably as close as we can come to hearing how this hymn sounded in the 18th century, when Charles Wesley wrote it–O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. Sounded pretty fine, didn’t it?

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I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

6 responses to “‘O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing’

  • Linda Sorci

    Thanks, Lee. You’re so right. Maddy Prior seems to have just the right voice and style for the old time hymns. And the timing is great. There’s a Memorial Day parade passing by with fire trucks blasting their unique horns and sirens – turning up Maddy!

  • Erlene

    Our little village is too small for a parade. My mother was the parade watcher- I never cared enough to go stand in the street and watch people
    go by. Oh well, that’s just me, the fuddy-duddy. I like the song, though.

    • Linda Sorci

      I’m with you, Erlene. My unfortunate circumstance is that living on a main street with the town park directly across the street makes this area the ‘parade spot’, which brings all the noise, traffic and other problems. The sirens and horns have barely stopped for at least the past 30 minutes. UGH!


    Different way of singing it but beautiful still!

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