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Sing, Ye Ransomed Nations, Sing

Sing, ye ransomed nations, sing

Author: Charles Wesley (1745)
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1. Sing, ye ransomed nations, sing
Praises to our new-born King;
Son of Man our maker is,
Lord of Hosts and Prince of Peace.

2. Lo! He lays His glory by,
Emptied of His majesty!
See the God who all things made,
Humbly in a manger laid.

3. Cast we off our needless fear,
Boldly to His cratch draw near;
Jesus is our flesh and bone,
God-with-Us is all our own.

4. Let us then with angels gaze
On our new-born monarch’s face,
With the choir celestial joined,
Shout the Savior of mankind.

5. Son of Man, will He despise
Man’s well meaning sacrifice?
No; with condescending grace
He accepts His creature’s praise.

6. Will His majesty disdain
The poor shepherd’s simple strain?
No; for Israel’s shepherd He
Loves their artless melody.

7. He will not refuse the song
Of the stammering infant’s tongue;
Babes He hears humanely mild,
Once Himself a little child.

8. Let us then our Prince proclaim,
Humbly chant Immanuel’s name;
Publish at His wondrous birth
Praise in Heaven and peace on earth.

9. Triumph in our Savior’s love,
Till He takes us up above,
All His majesty displays,
Shows us all His glorious face.

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: Sing, ye ransomed nations, sing
Title: Sing, Ye Ransomed Nations, Sing
Author: Charles Wesley (1745)
Source: Hymns for the Nativity of Our Lord (London: William Strahan, 1745), number 12
Language: English
Notes: Al­ter­nate tune: GOTT SEI DANK, Jo­hann A. Frey­ling­hau­sen, 1704
Copyright: Public Domain


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