Alegres, Adorai

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Translator: João Soares da Fonseca

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Text Information

First Line: Alegres, adorai ao Redentor Jesus
Title: Alegres, Adorai
English Title: Rejoice, the Lord is King
Author: Charles Wesley (1744)
Translator: João Soares da Fonseca (1990)
Language: Portuguese
Refrain First Line: Em alta voz, ao vosso Deus cantai
Publication Date: 1991
Copyright: Copyright translation 1990 João S. da Fonseca. Used by permission.

Tune

DARWALL

Composed by John Darwall (b. Haughton, Staffordshire, England, 1731; d. Walsall, Staffordshire, England, 1789), DARWALL'S 148TH was first published as a setting for Psalm 148 in Aaron William's New Universal Psalmodist (1770) with only soprano and bass parts. The harmonization dates from the ninete…

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