Level of difficulty: Moderately difficult
Tune: Grimsby
arr. Kenneth Smith

Charles Wesley’s inspiring hymn, first published in 1740, has been a staple of church hymnals for more than 250 years. The phrase “a thousand tongues” echoes the words of Peter Böhler, a Moravian, who said to Charles Wesley, “Had I a thousand tongues, I would praise [God] with them all.” Written with 18 verses, only verses 7-10 of the original are generally sung today. Wed to the majestic English tune Grimsby, the hymn is particularly loved by Salvationists in Newfoundland and Labrador, who never fail to sing it with great gusto and passionate enthusiasm. This arrangement, characterized by a fanfare-like introduction introduced by the cornets and trombones, was written in 1990 for a celebration event at St. John’s Citadel commemorating 100 years of Salvation Army officer training in the island province. It has since been used in numerous congress meetings, commissionings and other such events in Newfoundland and throughout mainland Canada.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 27 March, 2017.