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Charles Wesley’s Gift of Music


Born on December 18,1707, Charles Wesley became famous for the hymns he wrote (think "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing") and the movement he helped found with his older brother which grew to become The United Methodist Church.

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Historians at the United Methodist General Commission on Archives and History tell us more about the man best remembered as the poet laureate and great writer of Methodism. “Charles’ influence on John was every bit as great as John’s influence on Charles. In these two brothers, here’s a dynamic duo that gives us the heart and soul of Methodism,” reflects the Rev. Alfred Day III.

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This video was produced by United Methodist Communications in Nashville, TN. 

Media contact is Fran Walsh, 615-742-5458.

This video was first posted in December, 2015.