Rejoicing in Hope

O joyful sound of gospel grace

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 125 hymnals

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1 O joyful sound of gospel grace!
Christ shall in me appear,
Christ shall in me appear!
I, even I, shall see His face;
I shall be holy here,
I shall be holy here.

2 The glorious crown of righteousness
To me reached out, I view,
To me reached out, I view;
Conqueror through Him, I soon shall seize
And wear it as my due,
And wear it as my due.

3 The promised land from Pisgah’s top
I now exult to see,
I now exult to see;
My hope is full, O glorious hope!
Of immortality,
Of immortality.

4 With me, I know, I feel, Thou art;
But this cannot suffice,
But this cannot suffice,
Unless Thou plantest in my heart
A constant paradise,
A constant paradise.

Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #365

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: O joyful sound of gospel grace
Title: Rejoicing in Hope
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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