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
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #822Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #65Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #836Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for camp meetings, revivals, &c., for the use of the Primitive Methodists #L67Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #65Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #213Page Scan
A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the use of the Latter-Day Saints #48Page Scan
A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #135Page Scan
A Collection of Spiritual Songs and Hymns #51
A New and Choice Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d180
A New Selection of Nearly Eight Hundred Evangelical Hymns, from More than 200 Authors in England, Scotland, Ireland, & America, including a great number of originals, alphabetically arranged #379Page Scan
A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #101Page Scan
A New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns ... intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Tunes #379Page Scan
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d592
A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d319
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #551aPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d328
A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #734Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d773
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association (4th ed.) #A26Page Scan
African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #490bPage Scan
Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians, recommended to the serious..(4th ed. improved) #349Page Scan
Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d649
Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #306Page Scan
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #629Page Scan
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
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #706Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #706Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #181Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #181Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #954Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #954Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs with Choruses Affixed; as Usually Sung at Camp-Meetings. 24th ed. #d137
Hymns for Christian Melody #913Page Scan
Hymns for Conference Meetings and Private Devotions: Selected from Watts' Psalms and Hymns and Rippon's Supplement #d151
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #1050Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends: with their constitution annexed #CXVIIPage Scan
Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention: with an additional selection #405Page Scan
Hymns Selected #d255
Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d255
Hymns, Principles of Faith, Church Order, and Divine Services, or Occasional liturgy; for the use of Messiah's Church #201[200]Page Scan
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d896
Methodist Hymn-Book #880Page Scan
Methodist Tune Book: a collection of tunes adapted to the Methodist Hymn book #193Page Scan
Methodist Tune Book: a collection of tunes adapted to the Methodist Hymn book #198Page Scan
Millennial Harp: designed for meetings on the second coming Christ (Improved ed.) #B54Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #303aPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #303aPage Scan
New Select Hymns: designed to accompany Watts' Psalms & Hymns #224Page Scan
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
Select Melodies, Comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use not Found in the Standard Methodist Episcopal Hymnal #d300
Select Melodies; Comprising the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use, and not generally found in standard church hymn-books: as also a number of original pieces, and translations from...German #145Page Scan
Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d134
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #DLIPage Scan
Sifted Wheat: a collection of songs for Sunday schools, young people's societies, devotional and revival meetings #171Page Scan
Social and Camp-meeting Songs, for the Pious (9th ed. enl.) #89Page Scan
Social and Campmeeting Songs For the Pious (4th ed.) #89Page Scan
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #1009Page Scan
Songs of the Pentecost for the Forward Gospel Movement #176Page Scan
Sunlit Songs #d190
The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #288Page Scan
The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d488
The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book: adapted to the doctrines and usages of the church (6th ed.) #490bPage Scan
The American Church Harp: containing a choice selection of hymns and tunes comprising a variety of meters, well adapted to all Christian churches, singing schools, and private families #78Page Scan
The American Repository of Sacred Music #d187
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #B193Page Scan
The Bible Hymn Book #d294
The Camp Meeting Hymn Book: containing the most approved hymns and spiritual songs Used by the Methodist Connexion in the United States #44Page Scan
The Camp-Meeting Chorister: or, a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, for the pious of all denominations. To be sung at camp meetings, during revivals of religion, and on other occasions #155Page Scan
The Centenary Singer: a collection of hymns and tunes popular during the last one hundred years #328Page Scan
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 Christian's Duty: exhibited in a series of hymns collected from various authors designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (2nd ed.) #CCCXLIXPage Scan
The Christian's Harp: containing a choice selection of psalm and hymn tunes, suited to the various metres now in use among the different religious denominations..(Corrected, enlarged and much improved #84Page Scan
The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (1st Ed.) #CCCXLIXTextPage Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d1219
The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems: being chiefly a collection (3rd ed. rev.) #DCLVIIIPage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #7820TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #7823TextScoreAudio
The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs #d283
The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs, with an Appendix of Choice Hymns #d275
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #277cPage Scan
The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #772Page Scan
The Lord's Songs: a collection of composures in metre, such as have been most used in the late glorious revivals; Dr. Watts' psalms and hymns excepted #CXXVIPage Scan
The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d285
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1269aPage Scan
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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