Favourite Hymns (Incls 'Praise my Soul the King of Heaven')

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Favourite Hymns (Incls 'Praise my Soul the King of Heaven')
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, George Guest

[ Decca Eloquence / CD ]

Release Date: Thursday 14 April 1994

Essential Hymns is a CD packed with lots of must have favourite hymns for Christmas.

Hymn singing is a wonderful way for people of all backgrounds, regardless of faith, regardless of any particular musical ability, to join together in worship and in song. It is very often the text, rather than the tune to which it is set, that has ensured a hymn's lasting popularity. Indeed some of these texts, though conceived for collective worship, are very often taken up for individual private prayer.

The whole tradition of hymn singing in the English-speaking world is due, in no small part, to the enormous influence of Isaac Watts (1674-1748) and Charles Wesley (1707-1788), the younger brother of John. Charles Wesley wrote an astonishing 6000 hymns, and there can be no finer example of his consummate skill than the splendid Jesu, lover of my soul


Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven
Benjamin J. Goss / Henry Francis Lyte

Come, thou long-expected Jesus (Tune: Cross of Jesus) (New English Hymnal 3)
John Stainer / Charles Wesley

O for A Closer Walk With God, anthem, Op. 113/12

Behold the Great Creator

Brightest and Best

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

The Strife is o'er

When morning gilds the skies (Laudes Domini)
Joseph Barnby

The Lord ascendeth up on high
Spirit of mercy, truth and love (Tune: Melcombe)

Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
Jim Filitz

Give me the wings of faith, hymn (from "The Hymnes and Songs of the Church")
Isaac Watts

Immortal, invisible, God only wise
Sandra Chalmers

Jesu, Lover of my soul (Tune: Aberystwyth)
Charles Wesley