Arise and Sing

Arise and sing, on hope's bright wing

Author: Robert Walmsley
Tune: [Arise and Sing! On hope's bright wing]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Arise and Sing! On hope’s bright wing,
Send forth the blessed story,
That night shall go, and day shall grow
From glory unto glory.

Then raise the song, the grand old song,
That wrong shall triumph never;
That truth and right shall win the fight,
Since Christ is King forever.

2 The night of wrong has tarried long,
But see! The day is breaking;
And at the sign, and touch divine,
The world from sleep is waking. [Refrain]

3 The spreading light shall put to flight,
The things that hurt and grieve us;
And peace and love, from heav’n above,
Descend and never leave us. [Refrain]

4 Ye that are men, with tongue and pen,
Speed on the consummation;
And children, bring your songs and sing,
Of Christ, the world’s salvation. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #21

Author: Robert Walmsley

Walmsley, Robert, was b. at Manchester March 18, 1831, went to Sale in 1870, where he was till 1904 in business as a jeweller, and d. at Sale Oct. 30, 1905. He was a Congregationalist, and was for 28 years connected with the work of the Manchester Sunday School Union, many of his hymns being written for the annual Whitweek Festival. He published 44 of them, with a preface dated Dec. 1900, as Sacred Songs for Children of all Ages. They are simple, musical, full of a deep love of God, of the works of God in nature, and of little children, and deserve to be more extensively used. The best-known of the longer hymns are:— 1. O praise our God to-day; Ye people haste to pay. [Praise to God.] Dated 1899, and included in his Sacred Songs, &… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Arise and sing, on hope's bright wing
Title: Arise and Sing
Author: Robert Walmsley
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Then raise the song
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Service of Praise #21

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