Charles Wesley was born on December 18, 1707, making today his tercentennial. Let the welkin ring with Wesley hymns today –he wrote well over five thousand, and you can check out 265 of his greatest hits over at the cyberhymnal, and about 370 over at the Wesley Center. Good congregations are never far away from a Wesley hymn, and at Christmas time we’re all hearing a healthy dose of “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” and “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus” (we could also be singing “Celebrate Immanuel’s Name” and many others). Happy 300 to Charles Wesley.
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