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Heavenly Bliss in Prospect

Representative Text

1 Arise, my soul, on wings sublime,
Above the vanities of time;
Let faith now pierce the vail, and see
The glories of eternity.

2 Born by a new, celestial birth,
Why should I grovel here on earth?
Why grasp at vain and fleeting toys,
So near to heaven's eternal joys?

3 Shall aught beguile me on the road--
The narrow road that leads to God?
Or can I love this earth so well,
As not to long with God to dwell?

4 To dwell with God--to taste his love,
Is the full heaven enjoyed above,
The glorious expectation now
Is heavenly bliss begun below.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #688

Author: Thomas Gibbons

Gibbons, Thomas, was born at Beak, near Newmarket, May 31, 1720; educated by Dr. Taylor, at Deptford; ordained in 1742, as assistant to the Rev. Mr. Bures, at Silver Street Chapel, London; and in 1743 became minister of the Independent Church, at Haberdashers' Hall, where he remained till his death, Feb. 22, 1785. In addition to his ministerial office he became, in 1754, tutor of the Dissenting Academy at Mile End, London; and, in 1759, Sunday evening lecturer at Monkwell Street. In 1760 the College at New Jersey, U.S., gave him the degree of M.A. and in 1764 that of Aberdeen the degree of D.D. His prose works were (1) Calvinism and Nonconformity defended, 1740; (2) Sermons on various subjects, 1762; (3) Rhetoric, 1767; (4) Female Worthies,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Arise, my soul, on wings sublime
Title: Heavenly Bliss in Prospect
Author: Thomas Gibbons
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

LUTON


DUKE STREET

First published anonymously in Henry Boyd's Select Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1793), DUKE STREET was credited to John Hatton (b. Warrington, England, c. 1710; d, St. Helen's, Lancaster, England, 1793) in William Dixon's Euphonia (1805). Virtually nothing is known about Hatton, its composer,…

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A Collection of Choral Hymns for the ... Hanson Place Methodist Episcopal Congregation #d9

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in America #806

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d33

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #727

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #408

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A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #242

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #860

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #273

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #273

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #264

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book #241

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Baptist Hymn Book #a367

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d66

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Church Psalmody #H393

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Church Psalmody #393

Free Methodist Hymnal #d40

Hallowed Songs #d18

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #530

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #530

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Hymnal #241

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Hymns and Tunes for Prayer and Social Meetings #173

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d29

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #806

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #393

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Manual of Devotion #85

Melodies of Heaven #d5

Melodies of the Church #d65

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New Hymn and Tune book #183b

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New Hymn and Tune Book #183b

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Precious Gems No. l #52

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Psalms and Hymns #426

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #123

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The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book #241

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d38

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The Baptist Hymn Book #367

The Chapel Hymn Book #d25

The Chorister, and School Harmonist, 1st ed. #d4

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The Heart and Voice #11b

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #626

The Lesser Hymnal #d16

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The Lyrica #293

The Modern Psalmist #d11

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The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #154

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The Tribute of Praise #154

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The Tribute of Praise #154

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The Vestry Singing Book #108

The Victory #d17

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The Voice of Praise #688

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The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #287

Union Hymns #d27

Vestry Songs #d7

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