The midnight cry

Ye virgin souls, arise

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 108 hymnals

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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

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: Ye virgin souls, arise
Title: The midnight cry
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8
Source: Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1749
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #d190

A Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Pious of All Denominations #d110

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d1010

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d1017

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d1017

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #822

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #65

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A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the use of the Latter-Day Saints #48

A Collection of Spiritual Songs and Hymns #51

A New and Choice Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d180

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d592

A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d319

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d649

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d844

Free Methodist Hymnal #d702

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d584

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #706

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #706

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #181

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #181

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #954

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #954

Hymns and Spiritual Songs with Choruses Affixed; as Usually Sung at Camp-Meetings. 24th ed. #d137

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Hymns for Christian Melody #913

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Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends: with their constitution annexed #CXVII

Hymns Selected #d255

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d255

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d896

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Methodist Hymn-Book #880

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New Select Hymns: designed to accompany Watts' Psalms & Hymns #224

Sacred Melodies for Second Advent, Conference and Camp Meetings #d52

Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d296

Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d134

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Social and Camp-meeting Songs, for the Pious (9th ed. enl.) #89

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Social and Campmeeting Songs For the Pious (4th ed.) #89

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Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #1009

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Songs of the Pentecost for the Forward Gospel Movement #176

Sunlit Songs #d190

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d488

The American Repository of Sacred Music #d187

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #B193

The Bible Hymn Book #d294

The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #568

The Christian Melodist, a Collection of Popular Songs, for Use in Public and Social Meetings ... #d395

The Christian Psalmist #d784

The Christian Psalmist (Numeral ed.) 10th ed., 1st rev. ed. #d446

The Church Hymn Book #d1219

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The Cyber Hymnal #7820

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The Cyber Hymnal #7823

The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs #d283

The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs, with an Appendix of Choice Hymns #d275

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #772

The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d285

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1269a

The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d282

The Saints' Harp #d1086

The Social Harp. Rev. #d449

The Songs of Zion: or, The Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists #d211

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