Jesus, the Rising Lord of All

Jesus, the rising Lord of all

Author: Charles Wesley (1746)
Tune: ST. PAUL (Chalmers' Collection)
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1. Jesus, the rising Lord of all,
His love to man commends,
Poor worms He blushes not to call
His brethren and His friends.

2. Who basely all forsook their Lord
In His distress, and fled,
To these He sends the joyful word,
When risen from the dead.

3. Go tell the vile deserters!—“No:
My dearest brethren tell,
Their Advocate to Heav’n I go,
To rescue them from hell.

4. “Lo! to My father I ascend!
Your Father now is He,
My God, and yours, whoe’er depend
For endless life on Me.

5. “Henceforth I ever live above
For you to intercede,
The merit of My dying love,
For all mankind to plead.

6. Sinners, I rose again to show
Your sins are all forgiv’n,
And mount above the skies, that you
May follow Me to Heav’n.

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: Jesus, the rising Lord of all
Title: Jesus, the Rising Lord of All
Author: Charles Wesley (1746)
Source: Hymns for Our Lord's Resurrection (London: W. Strahan, 1746), number 4
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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