Come away to the skiesAuthor: Charles Wesley
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1 Come away to the skies.
My beloved, arise,
And rejoice in the day thou wast born;
On this festival day,
Come exulting away,
And with singing to Zion return.
2 We have laid up our love
And our treasure above,
Though our bodies continue below,
The redeemed of the Lord
Will remember his word,
And with singing to paradise go.
3 Now with singing and praise,
Let us spend all the days,
By our heavenly Father bestowed,
While his grace we receive
From his bounty, and live
To the honor and glory of God.
4 For the glory we were
First created to share,
Both the nature and kingdom divine!
Now created again
That our souls may remain,
Throughout time and eternity thine.
5 We with thanks to approve,
The design of that love
Which hath joined us to Jesus's name;
So united in heart,
Let us never more part,
Till we meet at the feast of the Lamb.
6 There, O! there at his feet,
We shall all likewise meet,
And be parted in body no more;
We shall sing to our lyres,
With the heavenly choirs,
And our Savior in glory adore.
7 Hallelujah we sing,
To our Father and King,
And his rapturous praises repeat:
To the Lamb that was slain,
Sing, all heaven and fall at his feet.
The Southern Harmony, 1835
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Come away to the skies. C. Wesley. [Birthday.] Written on the anniversary of the birth of his wife, Oct. 12, 1755, and first published in his Hymns for Families, 1767, No. 165, in 8 stanzas of 6 lines, Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. vii. p. 198. In 1780 it was included in the Wesleyan Hymn Book as No. 478, and has been retained in all subsequent editions of that collection. It is also given in other collections of the Methodist body, and in a few American Hymnals.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 7 of 7)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Common Praise (1998) #225||Come Away to the Skies||Come away to the skies||MIDDLEBURY||669D||Psalm 68; Psalm 126; Zechariah 8:1-8; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Ephesians 2:1-10; Revelation 5:1-14; Revelation 19:1-10||1998||Easter (season) |||<I>The Southern Harmony</i>, New Haven, 1835, alt.|
|Gather Comprehensive #440||Come Away to the Skies||Come away to the skies||MIDDLEBURY||Anonymous||66 66 9||2 Corinthians 5:17; Revelation 5:12; Revelation 19:7||1994||Lamb |||<i>Southern Harmony</i>, 1835, alt.|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #213||Come away to the skies||Come away to the skies||MIDDLEBURY||Charles Wesley, 1707-1788||669. 669||1985|
|Small Church Music #2813||Middlebury||Come away to the skies, my beloved||MIDDLEBURY||Charles Wesley||18.104.22.168.6.9|
|The Cyber Hymnal #981||Come Away to the Skies||Come away to the skies||MIDDLEBURY||Charles Wesley|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #723||Come Away to the Skies||Come away to the skies||MIDDLEBURY||22.214.171.124.6.9.||Song of Solomon 2:13||1990||Rejoicing in God | ; Special Topics | Marriage and the Home; Christ | Lamb of God; Heaven | Reunion in||<i>The Southern Harmony, </i>1835; alt.|
|With One Voice #669||Come Away to the Skies||Come away to the skies||MIDDLEBURY||Charles Wesley, 1707-1788||6 6 9 6 6 9||Revelation 19:6-9; Isaiah 51:1-11; Genesis 1:26-31||1995||Burial | ; Christian Hope | ; Easter, Vigil of | ; Holy Week, The Three Days ||