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Arise, my soul, arise, Thy Savior's sacrifice

Arise, my soul, arise, Thy Savior's sacrifice

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: BANGOR (Toronto)
Published in 11 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Arise, my soul, arise
Thy Savior’s sacrifice!
All the names that love could find,
All the forms that love could take
Jesus in Himself has joined,
Thee, my soul, His own to make.

2 Equal with God, most high,
He laid His glory by:
He, th’eternal God was born,
Man with men He deigned t’appear,
Object of His creature’s scorn,
Pleased a servant’s form to wear.

3 Hail everlasting Lord,
Divine, incarnate Word!
Thee let all my powers confess,
Thee my latest breath proclaim;
Help, ye angel choirs, to bless,
Shout the loved Immanuel’s name.

4 Fruit of a virgin’s womb
The promised blessing’s come:
Christ the fathers’ hope of old,
Christ the woman’s conquering seed,
Christ the Savior! Long foretold,
Born to bruise the serpent’s head.

5 Refulgent from afar
See the bright Morning-Star!
See the Day-Spring from on high
Late in deepest darkness rise,
Night recedes, the shadows fly,
Flame with day the opening skies!

6 Our eyes on earth survey
The dazzling Shechinah!
Bright, in endless glory bright
Now in flesh He stoops to dwell,
God of God, and light of light,
Image of th’invisible.

7 He shines on earth adored
The presence of the Lord;
God, the mighty God and true,
God by highest Heav’n confessed,
Stands displayed to mortal view,
God supreme, for ever blest.

8 Jesu! To Thee I bow
Th’Almighty’s fellow Thou!
Thou, the Father’s only Son,
Pleased He ever is in Thee;
Just and holy Thou alone,
Full of grace and truth for me.

9 High above every name
Jesus, the great I AM!
Bows to Jesus every knee
Things in Heav’n, and earth and hell;
Saints adore Him, demons flee,
Fiends and men and angels feel.

10 He left His throne above
Emptied of all, but love:
Whom the heav’ns cannot contain
God vouchsafed a worm t’appear,
Lord of glory, Son of man,
Poor, and vile, and abject here.

11 His own on earth He sought,
His own received Him not:
Him, a sign by all blasphemed,
Outcast and despised of men,
Him they all a madman deemed,
Bold to scoff the Nazarene.

12 Hail Galilean King!
Thy humble state I sing;
Never shall Thy triumphs end,
Hail derided majesty;
Jesus, hail! The sinner’s friend,
Friend of publicans—and me!

13 Thine eye observed my pain
Thou good Samaritan!
Spoiled I lay and bruised by sin,
Gasped my faint, expiring soul,
Wine and oil Thy love poured in,
Closed my wounds, and made me whole.

14 Hail the life-giving Lord,
Divine, engrafted word!
Thee the life my soul has found,
Thee the resurrection proved:
Dead I heard the quickening sound,
Owned Thy voice, believed, and loved!

15 With Thee gone up on high
I live, no more to die:
First and Last, I feel Thee now,
Witness of Thy empty tomb,
Alpha and Omega Thou
Wast, and art, and art to come!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11232

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Arise, my soul, arise, Thy Savior's sacrifice
Author: Charles Wesley
Copyright: Public Domain


Arise, my soul, arise, Thy [The] Saviour's sacrifice, &c. C. Wesley. [On the Titles of Christ.] Appeared in Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1739, in 15 stanzas of 6 lines. In 1780, when included in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, it was given as one hymn in two parts (No. 187), but as early as 1809 the parts were numbered as separate hymns, and they are given thus in the revised edition, 1875, Nos. 194, 195; and in most collections of the Methodist bodies. The second part or hymn is, "High above every Name." In Kennedy, 1863, the second line of part 1, as above, begins, " he Saviour's sacrifice." Outside of the Methodist collections the use of both hymns is limited. (Orig. text, Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. i. p. 146.)

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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