Tag Archives: Charles Wesley

‘Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah’

I love this hymn! I just learned today that it was written by William Williams, nicknamed “the Welsh Charles Wesley.” Not hard to see the resemblance.

Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah–courtesy of the Hymn Club.


‘Light of the World’–Plus Prayer Request for Me

You’ll pardon me for indulging in one of my very favorite hymns–Light of the World, by Charles Wesley, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. My path needs some light right now, and I don’t mean maybe.

Please pray for me! Again, I’m not free to give details, but I have more than one family member in grave danger, health-wise, and my livelihood suddenly seems to be on thin ice. And that’s all I want even to mention. Plenty to keep me wide-awake all night.

Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. O Son of God have mercy on me, and help me.


‘Christ the Lord Is Risen Today’ (the Old-Fashioned Sound!)

I’ve been saving this one all week, just for today–Christ the Lord is Risen Today, by Charles Wesley: performed in true 18th century style by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. Worth waiting for, I say!


‘Christ the Lord is Risen Today’

Hymn by Charles Wesley, 1739, Christ the Lord is Risen Today–one of the all-time classic Easter hymns, here sung a capella by the Yoder Family from St. John’s, Michigan. Yes, I know it’s not Easter yet. But we can always play this hymn again on Easter Sunday.


My Own Hymn Request (‘Light of the World’)

I hope you don’t mind my posting this again, this morning: Light of the World, by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. This is the hymn I want to take with me into oral surgery. I’m not good at having bits of myself cut out. I know, I know–after it’s all over, it won’t seem like such a big deal. But just now, I find the whole idea extremely daunting. Please, Lord, give me strength: in Jesus’ name, Amen.


‘Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise’

Hymn by Charles Wesley, sung by St. Michael’s Singers–Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise: granted, it’s a hymn for Ascension Day, which isn’t till May 10. But when is it a bad time to be reminded that Our Lord Jesus Christ, after rising from the dead and being seen by many people, ascended into Heaven to take His place on the right hand of God the Father? From whence He shall come again!


Again, Again, ‘Light of the World’

I hope you don’t mind my posting this hymn for the umpteenth time–Light of the World by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. This hymn never fails to stir my soul.

For Jesus Christ is the light of the world, that lights everyone who comes into the world. He is the Light they can’t put out, not all their hellish legions of the ungodly: God knows who they are.

I’m waiting for the hospital to call with another update on Aunt Joan. They were too busy to talk to me when I called earlier this morning.

 


Prayer Request: For Christmas 2017

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people; but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. (Isaiah 60:1-3)

Father in Heaven, this day we proclaim that Light has entered the world, Jesus Christ has come in the flesh. Bless this Christmas Day of 2017 and give it extraordinary power, all throughout the coming year, to draw our hearts to Jesus Christ, our only Savior and our King, the Son of God. You see how we need Him! Bring forth that day, O Lord our God, when every knee shall bow to Jesus Christ, and every tongue confess Him lord: in Jesus’ name, amen.

(Hymn: Light of the World by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band)


By Request: ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’

Requested by “thewhiterabbit,” Hark! The Herald Angels Sing–I hope you like this rendition by Amy Grant.

Charles Wesley published the lyrics to this Christmas hymn back in 1739, and Felix Mendelssohn composed the familiar melody 100 years later.

Would you believe we used to be allowed to sing this in… school?


‘Light of the World’

I hope you don’t mind my posting this again–Light of the World by Charles Wesley, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. If there’s another hymn you’d like to see today, just tell me and I’ll post it. But this somehow puts me in the arms of Jesus Christ my savior, and that is a good place to be.


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