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Who are these arrayed in white

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1 What are these arrayed in white,
Brighter than the noon-day sun?
Foremost of the sons of light,
Nearest the eternal throne?

Victory! victory!
We shall gain the victory;
Oh, how happy we shall be
When we’ve gained the victory!

2 These are they that bore the cross;
Nobly for their Master stood;
Sufferers in his righteous cause;
Followers of the dying God. [Refrain]

3 Out of great distress they came;
Washed their robes by faith below
In the blood of yonder Lamb,
Blood that washes white as snow: [Refrain]

4 Therefore are they next the throne,
Serve their Maker day and night;
God resides among his own;
God doth in his saints delight. [Refrain]

5 He that on the throne doth reign,
Them the Lamb shall always feed;
With the tree of life sustain;
To the living fountains lead; [Refrain]

6 He shall all their sorrows chase,
All their wants at once remove;
Wipe the tears from ev’ry face;
Fill up ev’ry soul with love. [Refrain]

Source: On Joyful Wing : A Book of Praise and Song #127

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: Who are these arrayed in white
Author: Charles Wesley



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