Come, Lord, and help me to rejoice

Come, Lord, and help me to rejoice

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 42 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Come, Lord, and help me to rejoice,
In hope that I shall hear thy voice,
Shall one day see my God,
Shall cease from all my sin and strife,
Handle and taste the word of life,
And feel the sprinkled blood.

2 I shall not always make my moan,
Nor worship thee a God unknown,
But I shall live to prove
Thy people's rest, and saint's delight,
The length, and breadth, and depth, and height,
Of thy redeeming love.

3 Rejoicing now in earnest hope,
I stand, and from the mountain top
See all the land below:
Rivers of milk and honey rise,
And all the fruits of paradise,
In endless plenty grow.

4 A land of corn, and wine, and oil,
Favour'd with God's peculiar smile,
With every blessing blest;
There dwells the Lord our righteousness,
And keeps his own in perfect peace,
And everlasting rest.

5 O that I might at once go up,
No more on this side Jordan stop,
But now the land possess,
This moment end my legal years,
Sorrows, and sins, and doubts, and fears,
An howling wilderness!

6 Now, O my Joshua, bring me in,
Cast out thy foes, the inbred sin,
The carnal mind remove,
The purchase of thy death divide,
And O with all the sanctified,
Give me a lot of love!

Source: A Pocket hymn book, designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors #XLII

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: Come, Lord, and help me to rejoice
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



ADOWA was composed by Charles H. Gabriel (PHH 24), the noted gospel songwriter, during the Billy Sunday-Homer Rodeheaver evangelistic crusades of the 1910s, and was published with this text in the 1912 Psalter. Sing the tune in two very long phrases. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

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Instances (1 - 42 of 42)

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d44

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs from the Best Authors #d41

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #138

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d92

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #S35

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Hymns and Sacred Poems #244

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d84

Pocket Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d47

Pocket Hymn Book, Designed as a Constant Companion. 25th ed. #d48

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d76

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d104

The Christian Harmony #d32


The Cyber Hymnal #11120

The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs #d48

The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs, with an Appendix of Choice Hymns #d46

The Evangelical Songster: or, a New Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d18

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. Rev. #d50

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #950

The Spiritual Songster. lst ed. #d23

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