1 Ye virgin souls, arise,
With all the dead awake,
Unto salvation wise,
Oil in your vessels take:
Upstarting at the midnight cry,
Behold your heavenly Bridegroom nigh.
2 He comes, he comes, to call
The nations to his bar,
And take to glory all
Who meet for glory are;
Make ready for your free reward,
Go forth with joy to meet your Lord--
3 Go meet him in the sky,
Your everlasting friend;
Your head to glorify,
With all his saints ascend.
Ye pure in heart, obtain the grace
To see, without a veil, his face.
4 Ye, that have here received
The unction from above,
And in his Spirit lived,
And thirsted for his love;
Jesus shall claim you for his bride;
Rejoice with all the sanctified.
5 Rejoice, in glorious hope,
Of that great day unknown,
When you shall be caught up
To stand before his throne;
Called to partake the marriage feast,
And lean on our Immanuel's breast.
6 The everlasting doors
Shall soon the saint, receive,
Above those angel powers
In glorious joy to live:
Far from a world of grief and sin,
With God eternally shut in.
7 Then let us wait to hear
The trumpet's welcome sound;
To see our Lord appear,
May we be watching found;
With that blessed wedding robe endued,--
The blood and righteousness of God.
The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Cyber Hymnal #7820||Ye Virgin Souls, Arise||Ye virgin souls, arise||ARTHUR'S SEAT||Charles Wesley; John Wesley||66.66.88||<cite>Hymns and Sacred Poems</cite>, by John and Charles Wesley, 1749|
|The Cyber Hymnal #7823||Ye Waiting Souls, Arise||Ye waiting souls, arise||ZEBULON||Charles Wesley||66.66.88||<cite>Hymns and Sacred Poems</cite>, 1749|