Songs for the World
A selection of eighteen hymns by Charles Wesley set to music by composers from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, and the Caribbean region. They are in a variety of musical styles and intended for congregational use. All of the hymn texts are printed in full on pages facing the music, making them easily accessible for study groups. The hymns are also scored in a regular hymnbook format so that they are readily useable by choirs and congregations for singing.
The companion CD of the same name includes all eighteen hymns in the songbook.
Listen to 30 second clips from Songs for the World. Each clip is available in both MP3 (about 500K) and WMA (about 90K) formats
01 - Hallelujah, Christ Is Risen mp3 wma
02 - Author of Our Salvation, Thee mp3 wma
03 - And Can It Be mp3 wma
04 - Gentle Jesus Meek and Mild mp3 wma
05 - He Did not Proclaim to All mp3 wma
06 - Father, Since Thou Permittest mp3 wma
07 - Happy the Multitude mp3 wma
08 - Come to the Supper mp3 wma
09 - O Jesus, in Thee My Salvation I See mp3 wma
10 - Where Shall My Wondering Soul Begin mp3 wma
11 - Love Divine, All Loves Excelling mp3 wma
12 - O Gentle Shepherd, Hear My Cry mp3 wma
13 - In My Last Distress Relieve Me mp3 wma
14 - Grace Our Every Thought Controls mp3 wma
15 - Stranger Unknown, Thou Art My God! mp3 wma
16 - Whither Should Our Full Souls Aspire mp3 wma
17 - Now, Ev'n Now, the Kingdom's Near mp3 wma
18 - With Glorious Clouds Encompassed Round mp3 wma
Songbook: Eighteen hymns by Charles Wesley set to the rhythms and musical idioms of diverse cultures from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, North and South America. Musical settings composed by contemporary composers from five continents. 64 pages, 18 selections. (ISBN 1-890569-42-9) $5.95.
Recording: All of the hymns in the songbook recorded by a mixed choir in exciting contemporary arrangements with new settings of "Love divine, all loves excelling" and "And can it be that I should gain," and many Wesley texts set to music for the first time. Available on compact disc (CD 1-017) $12.95.
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