Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown

Traditional Scottish Melody
Year of composition
Year of arrangement
Charles Wesley, 1742
Easy (Grades 1-3)
6 minutes
Classical music
Choir + keyboard
Instrumental parts
Not available

This beautiful arrangement of the Scottish hymn tune CANDLER with lyrics from the poem by Charles Wesley is a must have for any church library. This elegant setting displays a high degree of artistry without being difficult. An alto soloist with choir and keyboard accompaniment guides the listener though this most beloved of hymns. It is said that Isaac Watts once commented that this single poem by Wesley was “worth all the verses” he himself had ever written. “I leap for joy, pursue my way, and as a bounding deer fly home…”

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