Longing After Christ

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1 I long to behold him arrayed
With glory and light from above--
The King in his beauty displayed,
His beauty of holiest love;
I languish and sigh to be there,
Where Jesus hath fixed his abode;
Oh, when shall we meet in the air,
And fly to the mountain of God!

2 With him I on Zion shall stand,
For Jesus hath spoken the word,
The breadth of Immanuel's land
Survey by the light of my Lord;
But when, on thy bosom reclined,
Thy face I am strengthened to see,
My fullness of rapture I find,
My heaven of heavens in thee.

3 How happy the people that dwell
Secure in the city above!
No pain the inhabitants feel,
No sickness or sorrow shall prove:
Physician of souls, unto me
Forgiveness and holiness give;
And then from the body set free,
And then to the city receive.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #942

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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First Line: I long to behold him arrayed
Title: Longing After Christ
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 8.8.8.8 D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I shall arise to be with my Savior
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d250
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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #538Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d235
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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #396Page Scan
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