Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

669. Come Away to the Skies

1 Come away to the skies, my belovèd, arise
And rejoice in the day thou wast born;
On this festival day, come exulting away,
And with singing to Zion return.

2 For thy glory we were first created to share,
Both the nature and kingdom divine,
Now created again that our lives may remain
Throughout time and eternity Thine.

3 We with thanks do approve the design
Of that love that hath joined us to Jesus’ Name;
Now united in heart, let us never more part,
Till we meet at the feast of the Lamb.

4 Hallelujah! we sing to our Father and King,
And our rapturous praises repeat:
To the Lamb that was slain, Hallelujah again!
Sing all Heaven and fall at His feet!

Text Information
First Line: Come away to the skies
Title: Come Away to the Skies
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
Meter: 6 6 9 6 6 9
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Burial; Christian Hope; Easter, Vigil of (1 more...)
Tune Information
Arranger: David Cherwien, b. 1957
Meter: 6 6 9 6 6 9
Key: E♭ Major
Source: A Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony, c. 1821
Copyright: Arr © 1995 Augsburg Fortress

More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us