Arise, my soul, on wings sublime

Arise, my soul, on wings sublime

Author: Thomas Gibbons
Published in 54 hymnals

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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 >

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First Line: Arise, my soul, on wings sublime
Author: Thomas Gibbons

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

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 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 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: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #264

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #241

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

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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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

Melodies of Heaven #d5

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Precious Gems No. l #52

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #123

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d38

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #367

The Chapel Hymn Book #d25

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

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #626

The Modern Psalmist #d11

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

The Victory #d17

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

The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #d38

Vestry Songs #d7

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