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Ye Men of Israel, Hear

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1. Ye men of Israel, hear
The words of truth and grace,
Jesus did in the flesh appear
To save a sinking race;
A man of God approved,
By signs and wonders known,
Jesus, the Father’s well-beloved,
The co-eternal Son.

2. The Prince of Life and Peace,
By Heav’n’s supreme decree
Delivered up, ye dared to seize,
And nail Him to the tree;
Taken by wicked hands,
And crucified and slain;
But God hath loosed the mortal bands,
And raised Him up again.

3. It was not possible
That death should keep his prey;
God would not leave His soul in hell,
Or let His flesh decay:
His flesh reposed in hope
Of the third joyful morn,
And then the Father raised Him up,
And God again was born.

4. This Jesus is restored
To life by power divine;
We all proclaim our living Lord,
And in His praises join:
We are His witnesses,
He is gone up on high,
Exalted to His native place,
He lives no more to die.

5. Again at God’s right hand
Our Lord is called to sit,
Till all who now His sway withstand
Are crushed beneath His feet:
Be it to Israel’s seed,
To every sinner known,
God hath performed His oath indeed,
Hath glorified His Son.

6. Sinners, believe He died,
And rose to buy your peace;
Jesus the Christ, the Crucified,
The Lord of Life confess;
Repent in Jesus’ name,
Believe and be forgiven,
And take the Holy Ghost ye claim,
And rise with us to Heaven.

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Ye men of Israel, hear
Title: Ye Men of Israel, Hear
Author: Charles Wesley (1746)
Meter: D
Source: Hymns for Our Lord's Resurrection (London: William Strahan, 1746), number 14
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Composed for Bridges's text by George J. Elvey (PHH 48), DIADEMATA was first published in the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern. Since that publication, the tune has retained its association with this text. The name DIADEMATA is derived from the Greek word for "crowns." The tune is lively an…

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