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Ye servants of God

Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-88

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 >

Translator: H. A. de Hoog

H. A. de Hoog (authorities differ as to whether his surname should be alphabetized under d or under H) was a Dutch Esperantist and a member of the Esperanto Academy, head of its grammar section beginning in 1972, president of KELI (the main international association of Protestant Esperantists) and of its Dutch section, author of several books in Esperanto, and a member of the editorial committee that produced Adoru kantante (1971), in which he had fifteen hymn translations; thirteen texts in Adoru (2001). Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Servantoj de Dio, proklamu kun fort'
Title: Ye servants of God
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-88
Translator: H. A. de Hoog
Publication Date: 1971
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1971.

Notes

Recommended tune: Hanover, #6

Tune

HANOVER (Croft)

William Croft (b. Nether Ettington, Warwickshire, England, 1678; d. Bath, Somerset, England, 1727) was a boy chorister in the Chapel Royal in London and then an organist at St. Anne's, Soho. Later he became organist, composer, and master of the children of the Chapel Royal, and eventually organist a…

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