Thanksgiving

Meet and right it is to sing, Glory to our God and King

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Meet and right it is to sing,
Glory to our God and King:
Meet in e'ery Time and Place,
To rehearse his solemn Praise.

2 Join, ye Saints, the Song around,
Angels help the chearful Sound:
Publish thro' the World abroad,
Glory to th' eternal God.

3 Praises here to Thee we give,
Gracious Thou our Thanks receive:
Holy Father Sov'reign Lord,
Ev'ry where be Thou ador'd!

4 Thro' th' injurious World exclaim,
Sing we still in Jesu's Name,
Saviour, Thee we ever bless,
Thee our Lord and God confess.



Source: A Choice Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: intended for the edification of sincere Christians of all denominations #XLIII

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: Meet and right it is to sing, Glory to our God and King
Title: Thanksgiving
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Publication Date: 1774
Notes: <strong>Meet and right it is to sing; Glory to our God and King</strong>. C. Wesley. [<em>Holy Communion</em>.] This paraphrase of the words of "The Order for the Administration of the Lord's Supper," &c, in the <em>Book of Common Prayer</em>, " It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty," &c. was published in <em>Hymns and Sacred Poems</em>, 1740, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines (<em>Poetical Works</em>, 1868-72, vol. i. p. 286). In 1753 G. Whitefield gave stanzas i.-iii. and vi. in an altered form in his <em>Collection of Hymns</em>, as No. 61. This form was repeated by M. Madan in his <em>Psalms & Hymns</em>, 1760, and again by several others, including Bickersteth, in his <em>Christian Psalmody</em>, 1833, (in 3 stanzas), and thus came into use in the Church of England. --John Julian, <em>Dictionary of Hymnology</em> (1907)
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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