Tag Archives: Charles Wesley

‘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.

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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.


By Request, ‘Hark, the Herald Angels Sing’

Requested by Erlene, a classic carol by Charles Wesley, Hark the Herald Angels Sing. And this is the deluxe version: sung by the Christendom College Choir, with Schola Gregoriana–and nice big lyrics so you can sing along. Turn up the volume. This will stir your soul.

And now, for the time being, I’m caught up on hymn requests.


By Request, ‘Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus’

Requested by Laura: words by Charles Wesley, sung by Fernando Ortega, to the glorious Welsh melody we also know as “Hyfrydol”–Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus. Honestly, does it get any better than that!


‘Light of the World’ (John 1)

This is the only true light for us sinners–Jesus Christ Our Savior, the only light that saves us and lights our way.

In Him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.  –John 1:4-5

Light of the World, by Charles Wesley; sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.


‘Soldiers of Christ, Arise’

All you need is Fanny Crosby, Isaac Watts, and Charles Wesley, and you’ve got enough hymns to last a lifetime.

Soldiers of Christ Arise, by Charles Wesley, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band in 18th century style–this may well be what the hymn sounded like when it was first sung in a worship service.


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