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 >
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)
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…