All ye that seek the Lord who died

All ye that seek the Lord who died

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 7 hymnals

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1 Ye that seek the Lord, who dy'd,
Your God for sinners crucify'd,
Prevent the earliest Dawn and come,
To worship at his sacred Tomb:
Bring the sweet spices of your sighs
Your contrite Hearts and streaming Eyes,
Your sad Complaints and humble Fears,
And embalm him with your Tears.

2 While ye thus your souls employ,
Your sorrows shall be turn'd to Joy:
Now, now let all your Grief be o’er,
Believe, and ye shall weep no more:
An Earthquake hath the Cavern shook,
And burst the Door, and rent the Rock;
The Lord hath sent his Angel down,
Who hath roll'd away the stone.

3 See, as Snow his Garments white,
His Countenance as Lightning bright:
He sits, and waves a flaming Sword,
And waits upon his rising Lord:
The third auspicious Morn is come,
And call your Saviour from the Tomb;
The Bands of Death are torn away,
And the Tomb gives back its Prey.

4 See the Lord is ris'n indeed,
To Death deliver'd in your stead;
His Rise proclaim your Sins forgiven,
And shews the living Way to Heav’n:
Go tell the followers of your Lord
Their Jesus is to Life restor'd;
He lives that they his Life may find;
Lives to quicken all Mankind.

Source: A Choice Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: intended for the edification of sincere Christians of all denominations #LXIV

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 >




WARRINGTON was composed by Ralph Harrison (b. Chinley, Derbyshire, England, 1748; d. Manchester, Lancashire, England, 1810) and published in his collection of psalm tunes, Sacred Harmony (1784). The tune's rising inflections help to accent words such as erotic (probably the only time this word has b…

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The Cyber Hymnal #350
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