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 >

Text Information

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 Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d238

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d358

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d359

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d358

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #698

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d250

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 People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #70

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A New Book of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal and Other Churches #d106

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A Pocket Hymn Book: designed as a constant companion for the pious, collected from various authors (9th ed.) #HVI

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d105

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d176

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #478

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #203

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Dew Drops of Sacred Song: gathered for the use of Sabbath schools #43

Family and Social Melodies #d158

Free Methodist Hymnal #d260

Go Ye Therefore No. 2 #d38

Harvest of Light #d82

Helpful Hymns #d79

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #643

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #643

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #723

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #723

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Hymnal Adapted to the Doctrines and Usages of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Revised Edition #478

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1064

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1064

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #625

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #950

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Joyful Greeting: for the Sabbath-school #40

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Our Cumberland Presbyterian Hymnal #d136

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Our New Hymnal #47

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Our New Hymnal #374

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1207

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Pocket Hymn Book, Designed as a Constant Companion. 25th ed. #d109

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Precious Gems No. l #218

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Revival Hymns #186

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #995

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Songs for Worship: in the Sunday-school, social-meeting, and family #93

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Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #1050

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Songs of the Pentecost for the Forward Gospel Movement #48

Sowing and Reaping #d21

Tested Songs #d83

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d353

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d188

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d309

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #B18

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The Baptist Praise Book #1041

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The Centenary Singer: a collection of hymns and tunes popular during the last one hundred years #301

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The Church Hymnal: the official hymnal of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church #200

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The Gospel Trumpeter. Number 3 #9

The Gospel Trumpeter: Soul-Inspiring Songs ... #d52

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The Harp #708

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #726

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 35th ed. #d114

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. Rev. #d116

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