Get Your Spirit in Shape: Singing Our Faith in Lent & Easter
When we attend church on a Sunday morning, we sing songs that enrich our worship. In the early days of the Methodist movement almost 300 years ago, Charles Wesley wrote special hymns for the faithful to sing in worship and at home.
I had so much fun talking to the Rev. Paul Chilcote about Advent and Christmas hymns that I decided to call him again, this time to talk about some Charles Wesley hymns for Lent and Easter. We talk about hymns you know like “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today,” and some that you may never have heard before. Along the way, we talk about grace, resurrection, and so much more.
Get Your Spirit in Shape
- The Song Forever New: Lent and Easter with Charles Wesley — A devotional for Lent and Easter
- A list of Paul's published books are listed on his faculty page at Ashland Theological Seminary.
More resources at UMC.org
- Musical Devotions: Hearing familiar hymns with new ears — Devotions on Charles Wesley hymns by Joe Iovino, including a new section publishing throughout Lent 2017.
- Charles Wesley’s Gift of Music is a video produced by United Methodist Communications about the “poet laureate of the Methodist movement.”
- Discover more about the hymns of Charles Wesley through the Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition at Duke Divinity School.
- Read the transcript of this episode.
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This podcast was first posted in March 2017.