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Hymns are written to be sung! As United Methodist scholar the Rev. Paul Chilcote shares, Charles Wesley’s also have much to teach us during this season of resurrection.

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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.

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This podcast was first posted in March 2017.