Tag Archives: Charles Wesley

‘O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing’

Spirited, lively, joyful (everything I’m not, this morning: had a bad night): Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band, with an old-fashioned rendition of Charles Wesley’s classic hymn, O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing. Like a wise lady once said, when things are looking bad… sing louder.

By Request, ‘Christ the Lord is Ris’n Today’ (Superb!)

Requested by Joshua–and I don’t know about you, but it was just what I needed, just now–Christ the Lord is Ris’n Today by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. Three cheers!

‘And Can It Be’

A hymn by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band–And Can It Be. I do love those 18th-century hymns.

‘Light of the World’

I post this hymn so often because it’s one of my favorites–and I’ll post your favorites, too: all you have to do is ask. Some of you have been here for years and years and never requested a hymn.

Light of the World, by Charles Wesley; performed the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

‘Love Divine, All Loves Excelling’

Let’s start the day with a Charles Wesley hymn and pray for the best–Love Divine, All Loves Excelling, sung by the Joslin Grove Choral Society.

‘Light of the World’

This world does get awfully dark sometimes, but there is one light the darkness can’t put out–the light that is Jesus Christ, our Savior.

Don’t mind me, I love this hymn and can’t help posting it from time to time: by Charles Wesley, Light of the World, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

‘O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing’

I used to hear snatches of this hymn on the Christian radio station that we used to have, or playing on church bells some distance away. I loved it, but I didn’t know its name. But as you can see, I found out eventually.

O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing, by Charles Wesley. Sung here by the congregation at Grace Community Church.

‘Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus’

I don’t know how many different sets of lyrics there are for “Hyfrydol.” It seems each denomination has its own. Here we have it as Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus, by Charles Wesley: sung by Fernando Ortega.

‘Prayer Request: For Christmas 2017’ (2017)

If all goes well with this post–and it hasn’t so far: not by a long shot!–you’ll be reading it as Patty and I zip down the Garden State Parkway for Christmas dinner at my sister’s house.


We’ll probably be back before dark, because I don’t like to drive on the Parkway at night and the local traffic’s even worse–all the nimrods cruising around with their high-beams on, trying to blind you.

I hope some of you are able to visit here today, and enjoy a carol or two.

The carol which I am attempting to post above is Charles Wesley’s Light of the World, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. It’s one of my favorite hymns, and I’m bumbling around with it today. Let’s just see if I can get it posted, shall we?

Encore! ‘Hark! the Herald Angels Sing’

We posted this two days ago–Hark! the Herald Angels Sing, by Charles Wesley, performed by the Christendom College Choir–but our friend SlimJim has requested an encore, and we’re happy to provide it. This really is a beautiful rendition of this hymn.

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