Charles Wesley wrote some 6,000 hymns. Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown is one of them. There may be another one on this video, too. If there is, consider it a bonus.
Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band, making the hymn sound like Wesley wrote it… over 250 years ago.
Here’s a Charles Wesley hymn I haven’t heard before: Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown, performed the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.
For newcomers to this blog, we like to start each blogging day with a hymn, and we take requests. So if you have a favorite hymn or worship song you’d like to see posted here, just let us know.
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.