Christmas Benediction

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 >

Adapter: Nicholas J. Campbell

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Text Information

First Line: Sing we with the hosts of heaven
Title: Christmas Benediction
Author: Charles Wesley (1745)
Adapter: Nicholas J. Campbell (2013)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Language: English
Notes: This music may be reproduced and used in worship from http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/christmas-benediction-campbell
Copyright: Adapt. © 2013 Nick Campbell

Tune

W ZLOBIE LEZY

The Polish tune is a rounded bar form (AABA). Its lines consist of short figures and phrases bound together by the consistent rhythmic pattern of the Polish mazurka (made famous by Frederic Chopin). Note especially the third line with its fine sequences and harmonic suspensions. Sing in parts with a…

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