Meet and right it is to sing
Meet and right it is to sing. Charles Wesley* (1707-1788).
First published in Hymns and Sacred Poems (1749), Volume II, in four 8-line stanzas, among nineteen ‘Hymns for the Watch-Night’, and reproduced in a number of other collections during the Wesleys’ lifetime. In John Wesley’s A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People called Methodists (1780), it was included in the section ‘For Believers Rejoicing’. It has remained in use in Methodist hymnbooks, unaltered from the original except for two changes dating from 1780: ‘In’ was substituted for ‘At’ in stanza 1, line 2, and ‘Praise’ for ‘Sing’ in stanza 2, line 6. The full, original text can be found in Frank Baker’s Representative...
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