Sons of God, Triumphant Rise

Sons of God, triumphant rise

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: FULTON (Bradbury)
Published in 27 hymnals

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1 Sons of God, triumphant rise,
Shout th’accomplished sacrifice!
Shout your sins in Christ forgiv’n,
Sons of God, and heirs of Heav’n!

2 Ye that round our altars throng,
Listening angels join the song:
Sing with us, ye heav’nly powers,
Pardon, grace, and glory ours!

3 Love’s mysterious work is done!
Greet we now th’accepted Son,
Healed and quickened by His blood,
Joined to Christ, and one with God.

4 Christ, of all our hopes the seal;
Peace divine in Christ we feel,
Pardon to our souls applied:
Dead for all, for me He died!

5 Sin shall tyrannize no more,
Purged its guilt, dissolved its power;
Jesus makes our hearts His throne,
There He lives, and reigns alone.

6 Grace our every thought controls,
Heav’n is opened in our souls,
Everlasting life is won,
Glory is on earth begun.

7 Christ in us; in Him we see
Fullness of the deity.
Beam of the eternal beam;
Life divine we taste in Him!

8 Him we only taste below;
Mightier joys ordained to know
Him when fully ours we prove,
Ours the Heav’n of perfect love!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8715

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: Sons of God, triumphant rise
Title: Sons of God, Triumphant Rise
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Sons of God, triumphant rise. C. Wesley. [Spiritual Exultation; or," Holy Communion.] Published in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1739, Pt. ii., in 8 stanzas of 4 lines., and headed, "Hymn after the Sacrament." (Poetical Works, 1868-72, volumes i. p. 170.) This hymn is known in three forms in addition to the original:—
1. The first was given to it by A. M. Toplady, in his Psalms & Hymns, 1776, No. 295, where it is composed of stanzas i.-iv. of the original, and stanzas ii., iii., of C. Wesley's "Lord and God of heavenly powers" (q.v.). In this form it is a hymn of Praise.
2. The second is in Mercer, 1855-1864 (Oxford ed., No. 187). This is from Toplady's cento; stanzas i. being from "Sons of God, triumphant rise"; and stanzas ii., iii. from "Lord and God of heavenly powers." The refrain "Hallelujah" is added to each line, and it is appointed for Easter.
3. In the Altar Hymnal, 1884, No. 171, stanzas i.-iii., vii., viii., are given for Holy Communion.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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