This is by Charles Wesley in the 18th century–Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown, sung by Maddy Prior and played, old-style, by the Carnival Band: a hymn about Jacob wrestling with the angel. Not the kind of thing we hear much of, these days.
May the music of God’s word fortify our spirits for the day.
This is what Love Divine would have sounded like when Charles Wesley wrote it–if he could have had Maddy Prior to sing it, and the Carnival Band to play the music. It’s a very soothing hymn, full of comfort. I almost think I should have saved it for the end of the day instead of at the beginning: but I like to start my blog off with a hymn.