Glory to thee, whose powerful word

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: Glory to thee, whose powerful word
Author: Charles Wesley

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Glory to Thee, Whose powerful word. C.Wesley. [For use at sea.] Appeared in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1740, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines and headed, "In a Storm" (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. i. p. 231). It is found in several American collections, both old and new, but its use in Great Britain is limited almost exclusively to Mercer, where it is given as "All praise to Thee, Whose powerful word." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

TALLIS' CANON

TALLIS CANON is one of nine tunes Thomas Tallis (PHH 62) contributed to Matthew Parker's Psalter (around 1561). There it was used as a setting for Psalm 67. In the original tune the melody began in the tenor, followed by the soprano, and featured repeated phrases. Thomas Ravenscroft (PHH 59) publish…

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d238

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d239

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d239

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #863

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #499

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #499

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #499

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #499

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #499

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #499

Family and Social Melodies #d107

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #729

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #679

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #679

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #1043

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Hymns of the Spirit #269

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #97

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1286

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d196

The Christian Hymnist #d151

The Church and School #d56

The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d140

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The Harp #900

The Saints' Harp #d286

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d247

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The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #162

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