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Seminar 2:
"Lift Up Your Heart,
Lift Up Your Voice;
Rejoice, Again I Say,

This year marks the 301st anniversary of the birth of Charles Wesley (1707-1788), the author of many of the best known and most loved hymns sung by Anglicans, Methodists and members of the Uniting Church, including the above, which is the chorus of "Rejoice the Lord is King," as well as such favourites as "O for a thousand tongues to sing" and "Hark! The herald angels sing." During his lifetime it is calculated that he wrote more than 7,000 hymns, many of which continue to be sung on a regular basis.

The younger brother of John Wesley, Charles' contribution to the development of Methodism lay mostly in his hymns. He also attempted to put a restraining hand on his brother's actions, which threatened the polity of the Church of England, and was also a theologian in his own right. It is right and proper that we should celebrate his unique gifts, which have contributed so much to the life and worship of the Church.

Date Tuesday 11 March
Time 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Venue St Peter's hall, Eastern Hill, Melbourne
Cost $15 (concession: $12)
Conductor Dr Richard Heitzenrater,
We are indeed fortunate to have with us Dr Heitzenrater, an ordained Elder of the United Methodist Church, W.E. Quick Professor of Church History and Wesley Studies at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Dr Heitzenrater is one of the foremost Wesley scholars in the world. He has edited Charles Wesley's journals and sermons, and has published extensively on the life and career of Charles Wesley.

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