Come away to the skiesAuthor: Charles Wesley
Published in 163 hymnals
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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 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 honour and glory of God.
3 For the glory we were
first created to share,
both the nature and kingdom divine!
Now created again
that our lives may remain,
throughout time and eternity thine.
4 We with thanks do approve
the design of that love
which hath joined us to Jesus' name;
so united in heart,
let us nevermore part,
till we meet at the feast of the Lamb.
5 Hallelujah we sing,
to the heaven's high King,
and his rapturous praises repeat:
to the Lamb that was slain,
sing, all heaven, and fall at his feet.
Source: Common Praise (1998) #225
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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 - 8 of 8)||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|
|The Shenandoah Harmony: A collection of shape-note tunes, ancient and modern, for singing groups large or small #11||Exultation||Come away to the skies, my beloved arise||EXULTATION||2012|
|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 ||