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On Pentecost They Gathered

Author: Jane Parker Huber Meter: D Appears in 9 hymnals Lyrics: On Pentecost they gathered ... Topics: The Christian Year Pentecost; Pentecost Year C Used With Tune: MUNICH
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Tongues of Fire

Author: T. H. Appears in 1 hymnal First Line: Twas the blessed day of Pentecost Refrain First Line: When the tongues of fire, the tongues of fire Lyrics: ... ‘Twas the blessed day of Pentecost When the Spirit, sent from ... Used With Tune: [Twas the blessed day of Pentecost]
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Pentecost in My Soul

Author: T. H. Appears in 12 hymnals First Line: To me the Holy Ghost is giv'n Refrain First Line: I've Pentecost in my soul Used With Tune: [To me the Holy Ghost is giv'n]


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Composer: Andrew Moore Meter: Appears in 114 hymnals Tune Sources: "Proper Sarum Melody" Tune Key: b minor Incipit: 56545 65122 11561 Used With Text: Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire


Composer: Henry Smart, 1813-1879 Meter: Appears in 516 hymnals Tune Key: B Flat Major Incipit: 53153 21566 51432 Used With Text: God of grace and God of glory
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Composer: George Frideric Handel, 1685-1759 Meter: with refrain Appears in 91 hymnals Tune Key: D Major Incipit: 53451 23454 32345 Used With Text: Thine be the 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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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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Pentecostal Hymns No. 1

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


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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.

Melchior Vulpius

1570 - 1615 Person Name: Melchior Vulpius, h. 1560-1615 Composer of "DES HEILGEN GEISTES" in Cántico Nuevo Born into a poor family named Fuchs, Melchior Vulpius (b. Wasungen, Henneberg, Germany, c. 1570; d. Weimar, Germany, 1615) had only limited educational oppor­tunities and did not attend the university. He taught Latin in the school in Schleusingen, where he Latinized his surname, and from 1596 until his death served as a Lutheran cantor and teacher in Weimar. A distinguished composer, Vulpius wrote a St. Matthew Passion (1613), nearly two hundred motets in German and Latin, and over four hundred hymn tunes, many of which became popular in Lutheran churches, and some of which introduced the lively Italian balletto rhythms into the German hymn tunes. His music was published in Cantiones Sacrae (1602, 1604), Kirchengesangund Geistliche Lieder (1604, enlarged as Ein schon geistlich Gesanglmch, 1609), and posthumous­ly in Cantionale Sacrum (1646). Bert Polman

W. W. Walford

1772 - 1850 Author of "Sweet Hour of Prayer!" in Pentecostal Jewels William W. Walford, a blind preacher of England, is the author of the hymn beginning "Sweet hour of prayer." This hymn first appeared in print in the New York Observer September 13, 1845. The contributor who furnished the hymn says: "During my residence at Coleshill, Warwickshire, England, I became acquainted with W. W. Walford, the blind preacher, a man of obscure birth and connections and no education, but of strong mind and most retentive memory. In the pulpit he never failed to select a lesson well adapted to his subject, giving chapter and verse with unerring precision, and scarcely ever misplacing a word in his repetition of the Psalms, every part of the New Testament, the prophecies, and some of the histories, so as to have the reputation of knowing the whole Bible by heart." Rev. Thomas Salmon, who was settled as the pastor of the Congregational Church at Coleshill in 1838, remained until 1842, and then removed to the United States, is believed to have been the contributor who says of the hymn: "I rapidly copied the lines with my pencil as he uttered them, and send them for insertion in the Observer if you think them worthy of preservation." From: Nutter, C. S., & Tillett, W. F. (1911). The hymns and hymn writers of the church, an annotated edition of The Methodist hymnal. New York: Methodist Book Concern.


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