Partners of a glorious hope, Lift your hearts and voices up

Partners of a glorious hope, Lift your hearts and voices up

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 46 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Partners of a glorious hope!
Lift your hearts and voices up;
Jointly let us rise and sing
Christ our Prophet, Priest, and King:
Monuments of Jesus' grace,
Speak we by our lives his praise.

2 Let us then as brethren love,
Faithfully his gifts improve,
Carry on the earnest strife,
Walk in holiness of life;
Still forget the things behind,
Follow Christ in heart and mind.

3 Heaven already is begun,
Everlasting life is won;
Only let us persevere,
Till we see our Lord appear;
Never from the Rock remove,
Saved by faith, which works by love.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #505

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: Partners of a glorious hope, Lift your hearts and voices up
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Come, and let us sweetly join. C. Wesley. [Church Gatherings.] This poem of 22 double stanzas, divided into five parts, was given in Pt. ii. of J. & C. Wesley's Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1740, and headed "The Love Feast." The five parts were subsequently used as separate hymns, as follows:—
1. Come, and let us sweetly join. This was given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 505, and has been repeated in most collections of the Methodist body.
2. Come, Thou High and Lofty One. This was included in Toplady's Psalms and Hymns, 1776, and in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 506 (ed. 1875, No. 520), and has passed into various collections. From it the centos (1) "Jesu, we the promise claim"; sometimes, "Jesus, we Thy promise claim," was given in Bickersteth's Christian Psalmody, 1833; and is found in modern hymnals, including Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872; and (2) "In the midst do Thou appear," as in Dr. Martineau's Hymns, &c, 1840, and his Hymns of Praise & Prayer, 1873.
3. Let us join, 'tis God commands. This is No. 507 in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, and No. 521 in the revised edition, 1875. It has also passed into other collections, as the Baptist Hymnal, 1879, &c.
4. Partners of a glorious hope. No. 508 in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, and 522 in the revised edition 1875, and other collections.
5. Father, hail, by all adored. No. 509 in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, and 523, 1875.
In addition to the above there are three centos in common use all beginning, "Come, and let us sweetly join," and each being distinct in itself. These are (1) Leeds Hymn Book, 1853, No. 738; (2) New Congregational Supplement, 1869; and (3) Kennedy, 1863. The original texts of all these parts and centos are in the Wesleyan Hymn Book as above, and the Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. i. p. 350.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #561

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #561

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d491

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #522

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A Collection of Hymns #420d

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A Collection of Hymns #519

A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d219

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #330

A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d224

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Christian Science Hymnal #a138

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Christian Science Hymnal #aa138

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Christian Science Hymnal #138

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Christian Science Hymnal #231

Christian Science Hymnal #273

Christian Science Hymnal #274

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Christian Science Hymnal #138a

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Christian Science Hymnal #138b

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Christian Science Hymnal #138c

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Christian Science Hymnal #138

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #765

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Good Will Songs #120

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d583

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #325

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #433

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #433

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Hymnal Amore Dei #243

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Hymnal for Christian Science Church and Sunday School Services #152

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Hymnal, Amore Dei #243

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Hymnal, Amore Dei. Rev. ed. #a243

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #396

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #396

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d392

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Hymns of the Spirit #228

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d657

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Methodist Hymn-Book #768

The Christian Hymn Book #d509

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d513

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The Christian Psalmist #S56

The Church Hymn Book #d439

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The Gospel Psalmist #542

The Songs of Zion #d151

The Songs of Zion #d150

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The Voice of Praise #505

The Wesleyan Harp, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes Suitable for Social Worship. 1st ed. #d95

Universalist Hymn Book #d428

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