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Source:
Singing the Faith: 345
Words:
Charles Wesley
Music:
“Sagina” by Thomas Campbell
Metre:
88.88.88. extended
Verses:
5
 
 

More information

See Brian Wren's comments about his "revisioning" of Wesley's hymn in his own text, "Great God, your love has called us here" (StF 499). In particular, it is worth exploring his suggestion that Wesley's words gain fresh meaning by being sung to the tune "Abingdon".

Martin Clarke, several of whose hymn tunes and arrangements are included in Singing the Faith, has written an academic account of this hymn for the Yale Journal of Music and Religion: “And can it be”: Analysing the Words, Music, andContexts of an Iconic Methodist Hymn. This can be accessed in full on the journal's website - DOI: https://doi.org/10.17132/2377-231X.1023

Also see Charles Wesley hymns - what they get us talking about