‘O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing’

Can we do better than to start the day with a hymn by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band? O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing–sung the old-fashioned way.

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‘O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing’

And old-fashioned him, performed the old-fashioned way–O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing, by Charles Wesley, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

‘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.

‘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.

‘O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing’

This is a wonderful rendition of a Charles Wesley hymn by St. Michael’s Singers–O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing.

If you’re new here: we like to start each blogging day with a hymn, and I’m always open for hymn requests. If you have a favorite hymn you’d like to share, all you have to do is say so.

‘O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing’

You might want to turn up the volume on this one–O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing, by Charles Wesley, sung by the congregation and choir at Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California.

Backup Hymn: ‘Blessed Be the Name’

Just in case you couldn’t get satisfactory sound quality out of the hymn I posted earlier, here’s another one with perfect sound–Blessed Be the Name, performed by Nathan and Lyle with family and friends in Denton County, Texas. This hymn is closely related to another well-loved classic, O For a Thousand Tongues to sing: they may even be variants of one another. Hymns pass through a lot of loving hands on their way to God’s ear.

‘O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing’

This is probably as close as we can come to hearing how this hymn sounded in the 18th century, when Charles Wesley wrote it–O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. Sounded pretty fine, didn’t it?

‘O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing

Turn up the volume on this one–O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing, by Charles Wesley. And read the lyrics: Wesley’s lyrics are always teaching, always bringing out treasure from the Scriptures.

‘O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing’ (Charles Wesley)

I wish I knew who was singing this, so I could give them credit: O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing, by Charles Wesley. Listen, and follow the lyrics: this is much of the New Testament, set to music. Let it fortify our spirits for the day.