Rejoice, rejoice, ye fallen race

Rejoice, rejoice, ye fallen race

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Rejoice, rejoice ye FallenRace,
The Day of Pentecost is come!
Expect the Sure-descending Grace,
Open your Hearts to make him Room.

2 Our Jesus is gone up on high,
For us the Blessing to receive;
It now comes streaming from the Sky,
The Spirit comes, and Sinners live.

3 To every One whom GOD shall call
The Promise is securely made'
To you far off; He calls you All;
Believer the Word which CHRIST hath said.

4 "The Holy Ghost, if I depart,
The comforter shall surly come,
Shall make the Contrite Sinner's Heart
His lov'd, his Everlasting Home."

5 LORD, we believe to Us and Ours
The Apostolick Promise given;
We wait to taste the Heavenly Powers,
The Holy Ghost sent down from Heaven.

6 Ah! leave us not to mourn below,
Or long for Thy Return to pine;
Now, LORD, the Comforter bestow,
And fix in Us the Guest Divine.

7 Assembled here with one Accord,
Calmly, we wait the Promis'd Grace,
The Purchase of our Dying LORD–
Come, Holy Ghost, and fill the Place!

8 If every one that asks, may find,
If still Thou art to Sinners given,
Come as a mighty rushing Wind,
To shake our Earth come down from Heaven.

9 Behold to Thee our Souls aspire,
And languish Thy descent to meet;
Kindle in Each Thy Living Fire,
And fix in every Heart Thy Seat.

10 Wisdom and Strength to Thee belongs;
Sweetly within our Bosoms move,
Now let us speak with Other Tongues
The New, Strang Langauge of Thy Love.

11 Spirit of Faith, within us live,
And strike the Crowd with fixt Amaze,
Open our Mouths, and Utterance give
To publish our Redeemer's Praise:

12 To testify the Grace of GOD
To-day as yesterday the fame,
And spread thro' all the Earth abroad
The wonders wrought by JESU's Name.

Source: Hymns and Sacred Poems #165

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, rejoice, ye fallen race
Author: Charles Wesley
Copyright: Public Domain


Rejoice, rejoice, ye fallen race. C. Wesley. [Whitsuntide.] Published in Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1742, p. 165, in 12 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed “Hymn for the Day of Pentecost." (P. Works, ii. p. 227.) The following centos are in part, or in full from this hymn:—
1. Our Jesus is gone up on high. Composed of st. ii.-ix. in the revised edition of the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1875.
2. Lord, we believe to us and ours. Composed of st. v., vii.-ix., xi., and given as a Hymn for Ember Days in Mercer's Church Psalter & Hymn Book, Oxford ed., 1804.
3. Come, Holy Spirit, raise our song. This cento is composed of st. i.-iii. from R. C. Brackenbury's Sacred Poems & Hymn, 1792: and the rest from this hymn by C. Wesley. It was given in this form in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1830, but omitted in 1875.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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