Cantam Anjos Harmonias

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: Robert Hawkey Moreton

First Methodist missionary to Brazil. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Cantam anjos harmonias
Title: Cantam Anjos Harmonias
English Title: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Translator: Robert Hawkey Moreton (1887)
Author: Charles Wesley (1739)
Language: Portuguese
Refrain First Line: Toda a terra e altos céus
Publication Date: 1991
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1991.

Tune

MENDELSSOHN

The tune is from the second chorus of Felix Mendelssohn's (PHH 279) Festgesang (Op. 68) for male voices and brass; it was first performed in 1840 at the Gutenberg Festival in Leipzig, a festival celebrating the anniversary of Gutenberg's invention of the printing press. Mendelssohn's tune is similar…

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