1 Ye angels, put the sickle in,
The world is now mature in sin,
The press is full, the vats o’erflow;
The Lord’s decisive day is near,
And countless multitudes appear
Before His judgment seat below.
2 The sun shall set in endless night,
The moon and stars withdraw their light,
The shattered earth’s foundations groan,
The ruined heav’ns His wrath shall feel,
And nature’s last convulsions tell
That Israel’s strength remains alone!
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 >
Display Title: Ye Angels, Put The Sickle InFirst Line: Ye angels, put the sickle inTune Title: BARRAGHAuthor: Charles WesleyMeter: 88.88.88Source: Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scripture (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762)