Ye Heavenly Choir

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1. Ye heavenly choir, assist me to sing,
And strike the soft lyre, and honor our King;
His mighty salvation demands all our praise,
Our best adoration, and loftiest lays.

2. All glory to God, who ruleth on high,
And now hath bestowed, and sent from the sky
Christ Jesus, the Savior, poor mortals to bless,
The pledge of His favor, the seal of their peace.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7757

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 >

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First Line: Ye heavenly choir, assist me to sing
Title: Ye Heavenly Choir
Author: Charles Wesley (1745)
Meter: 10.10.11.11
Source: Hymns for the Nativity of Our Lord (London: William Strahan, 1745), number 2
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

LYONS

LYONS, named for the French city Lyons, appeared with a reference to “Haydn” in volume 2 of William Gardiner’s (PHH 111) Sacred Melodies. However, the tune was never found in the works of Franz Joseph Haydn or those of his younger brother Johann Michael Haydn. Recent research revealed that the…

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