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See the stars from heaven falling

See the stars from heaven falling

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 See the stars from heaven falling!
Hark! on earth the doleful cry!
Men on rocks and mountains calling,
While the frowning Judge draws nigh:
Hide us! hide us!
Rocks and mountains, from his eye!

2 Lo! 'tis He! our heart's desire,
Come for his espoused below;
Come to join us with the choir,
Come to make our joys o'erflow;
Palms of victory,
Crowns of glory to bestow.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #928

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 >

Text Information

First Line: See the stars from heaven falling
Author: Charles Wesley
Copyright: Public Domain



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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #1012

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d421

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Plymouth Collection #a1196

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1196

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The Voice of Praise #928

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