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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

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #735

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

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #558

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #558

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #49

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #680

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A Collection of Hymns #L51

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A Collection of Hymns #558

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A Collection of Hymns #49

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A Pocket hymn book, designed as a constant companion for the pious #CLXXXIII

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A Pocket Hymn Book #CLXXXIII

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A Pocket hymn-book, designed as a constant companion for the pious #CLXXXIII

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A Pocket Hymn-book #183

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A Pocket Hymn-Book #CLXXXIII

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #354

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d587

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #305

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #622

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #622

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #624

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #624

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #802

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #802

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Hymns for Christian Melody #888

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Hymns for the Church on Earth #29

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d403

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Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends #CII

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

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Ocean Melodies, and Seamen's Companion #160

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Parish Hymns #568

Parish Psalmody #d673

Parish Psalmody #d686

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1210

Pocket Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d213

Pocket Hymn Book, Designed as a Constant Companion. 25th ed. #d211

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Public, Parlour, and Cottage Hymns. A New Selection #I.113

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d399

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Seamen's Hymns #446

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d497

Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d347

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Songs of Zion #43

Spiritual Songs for a Month. 1st Am. from the 6th Eng. ed. #d41

Standard Church Hymns and Gospel Songs #d243

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d360

The American Repository of Sacred Music #d125

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1210

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The Baptist Hymn Book #B188

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The Christian's Harp #110

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

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The Methodist Pocket Hymn-book, revised and improved #CCLX

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The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal #I.212

The Song Book of the Salvation Army #d661

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The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #491

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The Voice of Praise #887

Virginia Selection of Psalms #d358

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