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Posted By: GUEST,henryp
17-Jun-23 - 07:31 AM
Thread Name: Any June Songs?
Subject: RE: Any June Songs?
17 June On this date in 1703, the founder of Methodism, John Wesley, was born, the 15th of 19 children of a clergyman. John and Charles Wesley have almost 500 hymns attributed to them. However, the brothers agreed not to indicate individual authorship. While the majority of the hymns may have been written by Charles, John was responsible for the translations from the German.

In 1740 they published a volume of Hymns and Sacred Poems that included one by Charles titled “For the Anniversary Day of One’s Conversion”, an eighteen-stanza hymn. In 1753 John Wesley published an abridged form of this hymn that started with stanza 7. This shortened version quickly became a favourite among Methodists, leading to its placement as the first hymn in the 1780 Collection of Hymns for the People Called Methodists. Proceedings of the Charles Wesley Society 17 (2013)

O for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer’s praise,
The glories of my God and King, the triumphs of his grace! Tune; Lyngham extended, a fuguing tune by Thomas Jarman (b. Clipston, Northamptonshire, England, 1776; d. Clipston, 1862), published in his Sacred Music (around 1803). Jarman was a tailor by vocation, but he much preferred his musical avocation. He composed many hymn tunes, which were published in seventeen collections, including The Northamptonshire Harmony (1826), as well as in The Wesleyan Methodist periodical. O for a thousand tongues
Songs by John Wesley from SongSelect