Rejoice for a brother deceased

Rejoice for a brother deceased

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 68 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Rejoice for a brother deceased;
Our loss is his infinite gain;
A soul out of prison released,
And freed from its bodily pain!
With songs let us follow his flight,
And mount with his spirit above;
Escaped to the mansions of light,
And lodged in the Eden of love.

2 Our brother the haven hath gained;
Outflying the tempest and wind,
His rest he hath sooner obtained,
And left his companions behind;
Still toss'd on a sea of distress;
Hard-toiling to make the blest shore,
Where all is assurance and peace,
And sorrow and sin are no more.

3 There all the ship's company meet,
Who sailed with the Saviour beneath;
With shouting each other they greet,
And triumph o'er sorrow and death:
The voyage of life's at an end,
The mortal affliction is past:
The age that in heaven they spend,
For ever and ever shall last.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #887

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: Rejoice for a brother deceased
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d495
A Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Pious of All Denominations #d79
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d699
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d703
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d703
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #735Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d294
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d504
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: principally from the collection of Rev. John Wesley, M. A., late fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford; with... (Rev. & corr.) #558Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #558Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #49Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #680Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for camp meetings, revivals, &c., for the use of the Primitive Methodists #L51Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church, principally from the collection of the Rev. John Wesley, A. M., late fellow of Lincoln College..(Rev. and corr. with a supplement) #558Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #49Page Scan
A Pocket hymn book, designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors #CLXXXIIITextPage Scan
A Pocket Hymn Book: designed as a constant companion for the pious, collected from various authors (9th ed.) #CLXXXIIIPage Scan
A Pocket hymn-book, designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors #183
A Pocket Hymn-book: designed as a constant companion for the pious, collected from various authors (18th ed.) #183Page Scan
A Pocket Hymn-Book: designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors. (21st ed.) #CLXXXIIIPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #354Page Scan
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d587
Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #305Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #622Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #622Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #624Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #624Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #802Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #802Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #888Page Scan
Hymns for the Church on Earth: being three hundred and sixty-six hymns and spiritual songs. (For the most part of modern date.) (New Ed.) #29Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d403
Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends: with their constitution annexed #CIIPage Scan
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d198
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d185
Ocean Melodies, and Seamen's Companion: a collection of hymns and music; for the use of Bethels, Chaplains of the Navy and private devotion of Mariners #160Page Scan
Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #568Page Scan
Parish Psalmody #d673
Parish Psalmody #d686
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1210Page Scan
Pocket Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d213
Pocket Hymn Book, Designed as a Constant Companion. 25th ed. #d211
Public, Parlour, and Cottage Hymns. A New Selection #I.113Page Scan
Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d399
Seamen's Devotional Assistant, and Mariners' Hymns; prepared under direction of the American Seamen's Friend Society #322Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns #446Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d497
Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d347
Songs of Zion: being a small collection of tunes, principally original; with appropriate lines, adapted to divine worship #43TextPage Scan
Spiritual Songs for a Month. 1st Am. from the 6th Eng. ed. #d41
Spiritual Songs, Being One Hyndred Hymns Not to be Found in the Hymn Books Commonly Used. New Am. from the Enl. English ed. #d68
Standard Church Hymns and Gospel Songs #d243
The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d360
The American Repository of Sacred Music #d125
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1210Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #B188Page Scan
The Christian's Harp: containing a choice selection of psalm and hymn tunes, suited to the various metres now in use among the different religious denominations..(Corrected, enlarged and much improved #110Page Scan
The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs #d196
The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs, with an Appendix of Choice Hymns #d190
The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #973
The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 35th ed. #d229
The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. Rev. #d232
The Methodist Pocket Hymn-book, revised and improved: designed as a constant companion for the pious, of all denominations (30th ed.) #CCLXPage Scan
The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal: Revised: collected from various authors. Designed for the worship of God in all Christian churches. #I.212Page Scan
The Song Book of the Salvation Army #d661
The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the most approved authors; adapted to the various occasions of public and social meetings (New Ed. Enl. and Imp.) #491Page Scan
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #887TextPage Scan
Virginia Selection of Psalms #d358
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