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Urge on your rapid course

Urge on your rapid course

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 33 hymnals

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1 Urge on your rapid course,
Ye blood-besprinkled bands;
The heavenly kingdom suffers force;
'Tis seized by violent hands:
See there the starry crown
That glitters through the skies;
Satan, the world, and sin tread down,
And take the glorious prize.

2 Through much distress and pain,
Through many a conflict here,
Through blood ye must the entrance gain,
Yet, oh, disdain to fear:
Courage, your Captain cries,
Who all your toil foreknew;
Toil ye shall have, yet all despise;
I have o'ercome for you.

3 The world can not withstand
Its ancient Conqueror;
The world must sink beneath the Hand
Which arms us for the war:
This is the victory--
Before our faith they fall;
Jesus hath died for you and me;
Believe, and conquer all.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #642

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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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d899

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d905

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d905

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #246

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A Collection of Hymns #L265

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A Collection of Hymns #478b

Free Methodist Hymnal #d644

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #211

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d547

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d532

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #211

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #573

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #583

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #583

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #727

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Hymns selected from various authors #309

Little Branches No. 5 #d39

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d825

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Methodist Hymn-Book #459

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New Hymn and Tune book #219b

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New Hymn and Tune Book #219b

Spiritual Songs and Hymns for Pilgrims. New Church ed. #d201

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d832

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The Centenary Singer #224

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d775

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The Heart and Voice #218a

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The Highway Hymnal #281

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #570

The Sacred Lyre #d311

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The Voice of Praise #642

The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #d578

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Waves of Glory #252

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