By faith the upper choir we meet

By faith the upper choir we meet

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 By faith the upper choir we meet,
And challenge them to sing
Jehovah on his shining seat,
Our Maker and our King.

2 But God made flesh is wholly ours,
And asks our noblest strain;
The Father of celestial powers,
The Friend of earth-born man.

3 Ye seraphs, nearest to the throne,
With rapturous amaze
On us, poor ransomed worms, look down
For heaven's superior praise.

4 The King whose glorious face ye see,
For us his crown resigned;
That fullness of the Deity,--
He died for all mankind!

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #254

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 >

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Author: Charles Wesley


By faith the upper choir we meet. C. Wesley. [Praise to Christ.] This hymn is No. 191 in the Church Pastorals, Boston, U. S. A., 1864, and is composed of stanzas iii., iv. of "A thousand oracles divine" (q.v.). -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


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