Come, let us ascend, my companion and friend

Come, let us ascend, my companion and friend

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: MISSIONARY (Commuck)
Published in 97 hymnals

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1 Come let us ascend,
My companion and friend,
To a taste of the banquet above:
If tine heart be as mine,
If or Jesus it pine,
Come up into the chariot of love.

2 Who in Jesus confide,
They are bold to outride
The storms of affliction beneath:
With the prophet they soar
To that heav'nly shore,
And outfly all the arrows of death.

3 By faith we are come
To our permanent home,
By hope we the rapture improve:
By love we still rise,
And look down on the skies –
For the heaven of heavens is love!

4 Who on earth can conceive
How happy we live
In the city of God the great King!
What a concert of praise,
When our Jesus's grace,
The whole heavenly company sing!

5 What a rapturous song
When the glorify'd throng
In the spirit of harmony join?
Join all the glad choirs,
Hearts, voices and lyres,
And the burthen is mercy divine.

6 Hallelujah they cry
To the King of the sky,
To the great everlasting I Am,
To the Lamb who was slain,
And liveth again,
Hallelujah to God and the Lamb!


Source: A Collection of Hymn Tunes from the most modern and approved authors #XVI

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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Author: Charles Wesley

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Come, let us ascend, My companion and friend. C. Wesley. [Christian Fellowship.] This is No. 231, in vol. ii. of the Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1749, in 8 stanzas of 6 lines (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. v. p. 457). M. Madan gave 6 stanzas in his Collection, 1760; Toplady repeated the same in his Psalms & Hymns, 1776, and thus the hymn came into use in the Church of England. With the change in stanza iv. line 3, of "In the city" to "In the palace," it was included in full in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 486, and is retained in the revised edition, 1875, No. 499. Both this text, and that of Madan, are in common use. Interesting notes on the spiritual benefits conferred on persons by this hymn, are given in Steven¬son's Methodist Hymn Book Notes, 1883.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymn Tunes from the most modern and approved authors #XVITextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d86
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d128
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d128
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d126
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #905Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d67
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d85
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: principally from the collection of Rev. John Wesley, M. A., late fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford; with... (Rev. & corr.) #414Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #414Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #499Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #344Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church, principally from the collection of the Rev. John Wesley, A. M., late fellow of Lincoln College..(Rev. and corr. with a supplement) #414Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #495Page Scan
A New Book of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal and Other Churches #d37
A Pocket hymn book, designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors #CLXXXIXPage Scan
A Pocket Hymn Book: designed as a constant companion for the pious, collected from various authors (9th ed.) #CLXXXIXPage Scan
A Pocket Hymn-book: designed as a constant companion for the pious, collected from various authors (18th ed.) #189Page Scan
A Pocket Hymn-Book: designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors. (21st ed.) #CLXXXIXPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #307Page Scan
African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #570Page Scan
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d151
Chapel and Family Hymn Book #d20
Chapel Hymns #d98
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d161
David's Companion: being a choice selection of hymn and psalm tunes adapted to the words and measures in the Methodist Pocket Hymn-Book... #66bPage Scan
Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #S77aPage Scan
Faith Hymns #d20
Family and Social Melodies #d64
Free Methodist Hymnal #d99
Harmonia Sacra: a Compilation of Psalm and Hymn Tunes [from the most celebrated European masters] #172Page Scan
Hymnal Adapted to the Doctrines and Usages of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Revised Edition #570Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1073Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1073Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes for Prayer and Social Meetings #133Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Worship #d12
Hymns for Social Worship. 6th ed. #d42
Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d86
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #938Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends: with their constitution annexed #LXXVIIIPage Scan
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d192
Hymns of Grace and Truth. 2nd ed. #d51
Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs with Responsive Readings #d51
Jubilant Voices #d23
Laudent Omnes #d29
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d115
Methodist Hymn-Book #631Page Scan
Musica Sacra: or, Springfield and Utica Collections United: consisting of Psalm and hymn tunes, anthems, and chants (2nd revised ed.) #35bPage Scan
Musica Sacra: or, Springfield and Utica Collections United: consisting of Psalm and hymn tunes, anthems, and chants (2nd revised ed.) #162Page Scan
Musica Sacra; or Springfield and Utica Collections United #d21
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #381bPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #381bPage Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1346Page Scan
Pocket Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d45
Pocket Hymn Book, Designed as a Constant Companion. 25th ed. #d45
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 4th ed. #d34
Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d46
Sacred Songs for Church and Home #d73
Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d108
Social Hymn and Tune Book: for the Lecture Room, Prayer Meeting, Family Circle, and Mission Church #d65
Songs for the Lord's House #d60
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad179
Spiritual Songs and Hymns for Pilgrims. New Church ed. #d36
The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d71
The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book: adapted to the doctrines and usages of the church (6th ed.) #570Page Scan
The American Hymn and Tune Book #d98
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1346Page Scan
The Carol #d21
The Centenary Singer: a collection of hymns and tunes popular during the last one hundred years #290Page Scan
The Choral: a Collection of Church Music, Adapted to the Worship of All Denominations #d41
The Christian Harmony #d31
The Christian Hymnist #d88
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 #125Page Scan
The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d149
The Coronation Hymnal #d51
The Gospel Trumpeter. Number 3 #121Page Scan
The Gospel Trumpeter: Soul-Inspiring Songs ... #d20
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 #357aPage Scan
The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #724Page Scan
The Joyful News Song Book; a Collection of Hymns for Evangelistic Services #d9
The Joyful News Song Book; a Collection of Hymns for Evangelistic Services. Enlarged ed. #d19
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 #CCLIIPage Scan
The Methodist Harmonist, containing a collection of tunes from the best authors, embracing every variety of metre, and adapted to the worship of the Methodist Episcopal Church. New ed. #192.414Page Scan
The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 35th ed. #d47
The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. Rev. #d47
The Methodist Pocket Hymn-book, revised and improved: designed as a constant companion for the pious, of all denominations (30th ed.) #CCXXIPage Scan
The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d100
The Philharmonia: a collection of tunes, adapted to public and private worship, containing tunes for all the hymns in the English Mennonite Hymn Book, the Gemeinschaftliche ... = Die Philharmonia... #d64
The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d53
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The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #551Page Scan
The Tribute of Praise: a collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship, and for the use in the family circle and Sabbath school #551Page Scan
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The Victory #d60
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