1 Welcome the bright millennial day
When former things are passed away,
When earth in righteousness renewed,
Blooms as at the beginning good!
Wine from the mountain tops distills,
And milky currents from the hills,
Rivers of living water rise,
Pure as their Fountain in the skies.
2 Forth issuing from Jehovah’s throne
Sent by the Father and the Son,
The Holy Ghost His fullness pours
In glorious, everlasting showers;
The King of saints resides below,
His Spirit doth our vale o’erflow,
Brings back the garden of the Lord,
And shows us paradise restored.
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 >
The tune CREATION is taken from the chorus “The Heavens Are Telling” from the well known oratorio The Creation (1798) by Franz Joseph Haydn (b. Rohrau, Austria, 1732; d. Vienna, Austria, 1809). Haydn's life was relatively uneventful, but his artistic legacy was truly astounding. He began his mus…
Display Title: Welcome The Bright Millennial DayFirst Line: Welcome the bright millennial dayTune Title: CREATIONAuthor: Charles WesleyMeter: LMDSource: Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scripture (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762)