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On Pentecost They Gathered

Author: Jane Parker Huber Meter: D Appears in 10 hymnals Lyrics: On Pentecost they gathered ... Topics: The Christian Year Pentecost; Pentecost Year C Used With Tune: MUNICH

O for a thousand tongues to sing

Author: C. Wesley (1707-1788) Appears in 1,608 hymnals Lyrics: 1 O for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer's praise, the glories of my God and king, the triumphs of his grace! 2 Jesus, the name that charms our fears and bids our sorrows cease; this music in the sinner's ears, is life and health and peace. 3 ... Topics: Pentecost 19 The Life of Faith; Pentecost 3 The Church's Confidence in Christ; Pentecost 4 The Church's Mission to the Individual; Pentecost 4 The Freedom God Gives Used With Tune: UNIVERSITY
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Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Author: Robert Robinson Meter: D Appears in 2,079 hymnals Lyrics: 1 Come, thou Fount of every blessing; tune my heart to sing thy grace; streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise. Teach me some melodious sonnet, sung by flaming tongues above; praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it, mount of God’s ... Topics: Christian Year Pentecost Scripture: 1 Samuel 7:12 Used With Tune: NETTLETON


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Composer: W. Boyd Meter: Appears in 177 hymnals Incipit: 33333 21433 33221


Composer: William Farley Smith Meter: Irregular Appears in 28 hymnals Tune Sources: Afro-American spiritual Tune Key: E Flat Major Incipit: 11661 65565 32123 Used With Text: Every Time I Feel the Spirit


Composer: Henry Smart, 1813-1879 Meter: Appears in 602 hymnals Tune Key: B Flat Major Incipit: 53153 21566 51432 Used With Text: God of grace and God of glory


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Hymns of Pentecost

Publication Date: 1930 Publisher: Hall-Mack Co. Publication Place: Philadephia Editors: J. Lincoln Hall, Mus. Doc.; C. Austin Miles
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Pentecostal Hymns No. 1

Publication Date: 1894 Publisher: Hope Pub. Co. Publication Place: Chicago Editors: Henry Date; Hope Pub. Co.
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Melodies of Praise

Publication Date: 1957 Publisher: Gospel Publishing House Publication Place: Springfield, Mo. Editors: Edwin P. Anderson; Gospel Publishing House


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Pentecost has come

Author: D. W. M. Hymnal: Songs for the King's Business #289 (1909) First Line: There's a Pentecost for all the sanctified Refrain First Line: O, I'm glad the promised Pentecost has come Topics: Holy Spirit Pentecost Tune Title: [There's a Pentecost for all the sanctified]
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The Pentecostal Power

Author: Mrs. C. H. M. Hymnal: The Old Story in Song #98 (1906) First Line: The pow’r that fell at Pentecost Refrain First Line: The pow’r, the pow’r, the Pentecostal pow’r Lyrics: ... pow’r that fell at Pentecost, When in that upper room ... ’r, the pow’r, the Pentecostal pow’r Is just the ... ’r, the pow’r, the Pentecostal pow’r Is just the ... inspire; Let each receive his Pentecost, Send hearts and tongues of ... Tune Title: [The pow'r that fell at Pentecost]

The Pentecostal Power

Author: Lelia Naylor Morris Hymnal: The Cyber Hymnal #9260 First Line: The power that fell at Pentecost Refrain First Line: The power, the power, the Pentecostal power Lyrics: ... The power that fell at Pentecost, When in that upper room ... : The power, the power, the Pentecostal power, Is just the same ... ; The power, the power, the Pentecostal power, Is just the same ... inspire; Let each receive the Pentecost, Send hearts and tongues of ... Languages: English Tune Title: [The power that fell at Pentecost]


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Charles Wesley

1707 - 1788 Author of "The Pentecostal Gift" in Hymns of the Kingdom 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 deepened, and he became one of the first band of "Oxford Methodists." In 1735 he went with his brother John to Georgia, as secretary to General Oglethorpe, having before he set out received Deacon's and Priest's Orders on two successive Sundays. His stay in Georgia was very short; he returned to England in 1736, and in 1737 came under the influence of Count Zinzendorf and the Moravians, especially of that remarkable man who had so large a share in moulding John Wesley's career, Peter Bonier, and also of a Mr. Bray, a brazier in Little Britain. On Whitsunday, 1737, [sic. 1738] he "found rest to his soul," and in 1738 he became curate to his friend, Mr. Stonehouse, Vicar of Islington, but the opposition of the churchwardens was so great that the Vicar consented that he "should preach in his church no more." Henceforth his work was identified with that of his brother John, and he became an indefatigable itinerant and field preacher. On April 8, 1749, he married Miss Sarah Gwynne. His marriage, unlike that of his brother John, was a most happy one; his wife was accustomed to accompany him on his evangelistic journeys, which were as frequent as ever until the year 1756," when he ceased to itinerate, and mainly devoted himself to the care of the Societies in London and Bristol. Bristol was his headquarters until 1771, when he removed with his family to London, and, besides attending to the Societies, devoted himself much, as he had done in his youth, to the spiritual care of prisoners in Newgate. He had long been troubled about the relations of Methodism to the Church of England, and strongly disapproved of his brother John's "ordinations." Wesley-like, he expressed his disapproval in the most outspoken fashion, but, as in the case of Samuel at an earlier period, the differences between the brothers never led to a breach of friendship. He died in London, March 29, 1788, and was buried in Marylebone churchyard. His brother John was deeply grieved because he would not consent to be interred in the burial-ground of the City Road Chapel, where he had prepared a grave for himself, but Charles said, "I have lived, and I die, in the Communion of the Church of England, and I will be buried in the yard of my parish church." Eight clergymen of the Church of England bore his pall. He had a large family, four of whom survived him; three sons, who all became distinguished in the musical world, and one daughter, who inherited some of her father's poetical genius. The widow and orphans were treated with the greatest kindness and generosity by John Wesley. As a hymn-writer Charles Wesley was unique. He is said to have written no less than 6500 hymns, and though, of course, in so vast a number some are of unequal merit, it is perfectly marvellous how many there are which rise to the highest degree of excellence. His feelings on every occasion of importance, whether private or public, found their best expression in a hymn. His own conversion, his own marriage, the earthquake panic, the rumours of an invasion from France, the defeat of Prince Charles Edward at Culloden, the Gordon riots, every Festival of the Christian Church, every doctrine of the Christian Faith, striking scenes in Scripture history, striking scenes which came within his own view, the deaths of friends as they passed away, one by one, before him, all furnished occasions for the exercise of his divine gift. Nor must we forget his hymns for little children, a branch of sacred poetry in which the mantle of Dr. Watts seems to have fallen upon him. It would be simply impossible within our space to enumerate even those of the hymns which have become really classical. The saying that a really good hymn is as rare an appearance as that of a comet is falsified by the work of Charles Wesley; for hymns, which are really good in every respect, flowed from his pen in quick succession, and death alone stopped the course of the perennial stream. It has been the common practice, however for a hundred years or more to ascribe all translations from the German to John Wesley, as he only of the two brothers knew that language; and to assign to Charles Wesley all the original hymns except such as are traceable to John Wesley through his Journals and other works. The list of 482 original hymns by John and Charles Wesley listed in this Dictionary of Hymnology have formed an important part of Methodist hymnody and show the enormous influence of the Wesleys on the English hymnody of the nineteenth century. -- Excerpts from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907) ================== Charles Wesley, the son of Samuel Wesley, was born at Epworth, Dec. 18, 1707. He was educated at Westminster School and afterwards at Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated M.A. In 1735, he took Orders and immediately proceeded with his brother John to Georgia, both being employed as missionaries of the S.P.G. He returned to England in 1736. For many years he engaged with his brother in preaching the Gospel. He died March 29, 1788. To Charles Wesley has been justly assigned the appellation of the "Bard of Methodism." His prominence in hymn writing may be judged from the fact that in the "Wesleyan Hymn Book," 623 of the 770 hymns were written by him; and he published more than thirty poetical works, written either by himself alone, or in conjunction with his brother. The number of his separate hymns is at least five thousand. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872.

Jane Parker Huber

1926 - 2008 Person Name: Jane Parker Huber, b. 1926 Author of "On Pentecost They Gathered" in New Wine In Old Wineskins

Chas. H. Gabriel

1856 - 1932 Person Name: Charles H. Gabriel Author of "Pentecostal Power" in Baptist Hymnal 1991 Pseudonyms: C. D. Emerson, Charlotte G. Homer, S. B. Jackson, A. W. Lawrence, Jennie Ree ============= For the first seventeen years of his life Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (b. Wilton, IA, 1856; d. Los Angeles, CA, 1932) lived on an Iowa farm, where friends and neighbors often gathered to sing. Gabriel accompanied them on the family reed organ he had taught himself to play. At the age of sixteen he began teaching singing in schools (following in his father's footsteps) and soon was acclaimed as a fine teacher and composer. He moved to California in 1887 and served as Sunday school music director at the Grace Methodist Church in San Francisco. After moving to Chicago in 1892, Gabriel edited numerous collections of anthems, cantatas, and a large number of songbooks for the Homer Rodeheaver, Hope, and E. O. Excell publishing companies. He composed hundreds of tunes and texts, at times using pseudonyms such as Charlotte G. Homer. The total number of his compositions is estimated at about seven thousand. Gabriel's gospel songs became widely circulated through the Billy Sunday­-Homer Rodeheaver urban crusades. Bert Polman


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