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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sunday's Hymn: Arise, My Soul, Arise

Arise, my soul, arise,
Shake off thy guilty fears:
The bleeding Sacrifice
In my behalf appears:
Before the Throne my Surety stands,
My name is written on his hands.

He ever lives above,
For me to intercede,
His all-redeeming love,
His precious blood to plead;
His blood atoned for ev'ry race,
And sprinkles now the throne of grace.
Five bleeding wounds he bears,
Received on Calvary;
They pour effectual prayers,
They strongly plead for me;
Forgive him, O forgive, they cry,
Nor let that ransomed sinner die!

My God is reconciled;
His pard'ning voice I hear;
He owns me for his child,
I can no longer fear;
With confidence I now draw nigh,
And "Father, Abba, Father!" cry.

Charles Wesley, 1742
Tune: Lenox, Louis Edson, 1782

5 comments:

homebutnotalone said...

We just sang this at the Lord's Supper to-night!

AuntE said...

One of Charles Wesley's wonderful hymns which I have not sung in WAY too long! I love these words for the confidence they express for the believer.

Nearly 30 years ago I was travelling by plane back from Italy and arriving at JFK in NY. On the plane was a Jewish family; don't know where they had been or what their final destination was. During the long flight one of the children called out to his father, "Abba!" I often remember that incident when I see or hear the word Abba as in this hymn. What a marvelous picture of our heavenly Father - that we can call him "Daddy!" and with confidence draw nigh to him.

Willow said...

Another great Charles Wesley hymn!

ellen b. said...

Such reassuring words that we all need to hear :0)
Have a wonderful week Dorothy!

Leland Bryant Ross said...

Thanks so much, Dorothy.

Haruo aka Leland