O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

Songfacts®:

  • Charles Wesley wrote this hymn to celebrate the first anniversary of his conversion on Whit Sunday 1738. It was inspired by a Moravian friend Peter Bohler, who had remarked to him, "If I had a thousand tongues I would praise Christ with them all." The words set the poet's heart aglow and to celebrate the anniversary he wrote the hymn.

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