Sunday, April 02, 2006

Charles Wesley

I love the hymns of Charles Wesley.

A few of my favorites include:

* And Can It Be That I Should Gain
* Christ the Lord is Risen Today
* Come, Thou Almighty King
* Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus
* Jesus, Lover of my Soul

Read about him here

and here

Are you familiar with the beautiful hymns of Charles Wesley?

Do you have a favorite?


Elisabeth said...

Oh! I love those hymns too! Especially the "and can it be". I found your blog by the "next blog? button at the top of the page.

Janet said...

Hi Elisabeth! Thanks for stopping by! That's very interesting how you found my blog. Well, God bless you and have a great night. Janet.

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Carol in Oregon said...

Yesterday we sang "Arise, My Soul, Arise." It's wonderful. I love Wesley's hymns too. Usually a phrase sticks with me for several days after singing one. There is such wealth and such depth in his words.

Of the hymns you listed I think Jesus, Lover of My Soul is my fave.

Janet, I loved the picture of your uncle. To have that connection to your father is precious. What a lovely surprise!

Donna Boucher said...

I love them all and long for the chance to sing them with a church.

I miss, miss, miss singing the old hymns.

We went to a wonderful little Methodist church for three or so years and we sang many wesley hymns there :o)

Hannah said...

My favorite is And Can It Be. The phrase that has all ways stuck with my memory is "My chains fell off..." We did a choir when I was very young and I have always remembered that phrase!

sis' cindy :) said...

Charles Wesley was quite a prolific and sustaining writer! We still sing these in church! We are getting ready to go from our green hymnal back to the red hymnal we grew up with!