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'Lift Up Your Voice': 'Hymns of Charles Wesley'

Magazine article Gramophone

'Lift Up Your Voice': 'Hymns of Charles Wesley'

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'Lift Up Your Voice' 'Hymns of Charles Wesley' Campbell And can it be that I should gain Darwall Christ, whose glory fills the sky. Rejoice, the Lord is king Elvey Maker, in whom we live. Praise the Lord who reigns above Glaser O for a thousand tongues to sing Haweis O for a heart to praise my God Hatton Forth in thy name, O Lord L Mason A charge to keep I have Mendelssohn Hark! the herald angels sing J Parry Jesus, lover of my soul Prichard Come, thou long-expected Jesus Traditional Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire. Come, sinners, to the gospel feast. Come, O thou traveller unknown. Lo, he comes with clouds descending. Spirit of faith, come down. Ye servants of God Woodbury Christ the Lord is risen today. O love divine, what hast thou done Zundel Love divine, all loves excelling The Choral Arts Society of Washington Chamber Singers / Scott Tucker with J Reilly Lewis org Sono Luminus [F] DSL92196 (5' * DDD * T)

A message in the booklet accompanying this recording by the Choral Arts Society of Washington Chamber Singers states that Charles Wesley penned more than 6000 hymns. The disc contains a mere 21 but they're enough to provide an idea of how appealing composers found his verses.

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