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First Musical Settings of Charles Wesley’s Hymns

Dr. Carlton Young, scholar, author, pastor, educator, hymnologist, editor, composer and musician, edited two of our hymnals: the 1966 Methodist Hymnal and the 1989 United Methodist Hymnal. This presentation was originally intended for the 2012 annual meeting of the Charles Wesley Society in Nashville, Tennessee. Here Dr. Young explores the earliest musical settings of some of the more familiar and favorite Charles Wesley hymns. A print handout to accompany his presentation is also available as a pdf download.

 

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224th Anniversary of the Death of Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley died on March 29, 1788 in Marylebone, London, England. 

 

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A Perfect Love: Understanding John Wesley’s A Plain Account of Christian Perfection

A Perfect Love is the full text of Wesley's book. What makes this version unique is that the author has edited Wesley's text and updated his language for the contemporary reader. Christian perfection is the doctrine that distinguishes Methodism from other Christian denominations. People who read and study this book will come away with a greater appreciation for this important doctrine.

 

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Charles Wesley Society Publishes Foundery Facsimile

The Wesley hymnal, A Collection of Tunes, Set to Music, As they are commonly Sung at the Foundery (1742), was Wesley's first collection of hymn tunes, issued in 1742, containing forty-three tunes.  

 

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John Wesley’s Sermons

Online text of John Welsey's sermons (Courtesy of the General Board of Global Ministries). 

 

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Wesley Resource List

Bibliography of print and web resources on the Wesleys. 

 

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Celebration of John Wesley in Word and Song on the 300th Anniversary of His Birth

The purpose of this worship service is to celebrate the life and ministry of John Wesley and so reappropriate the distinctiveness of his way for our lives in the twenty-first century.

 

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Character of a Methodist: A Service of Worship in Readings and Song

One or more readers may be invited to read the "reader" parts. Or, you may want to invite someone to dress as John Wesley and read all of the "reader" parts. Use high-pitched wind chimes preceding and following each reading to add a sense of time shift and mystery.  

 

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“An Order for the Administration of the Lord’s Supper” from The Sunday Service (sent to the American

This is a historic text for the American Methodists from Wesley's The Sunday Service of 1784.

 

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Charles Wesley: Still Shaping Our Faith

A listing of articles on Charles Wesley.

 

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