The Day of Judgment

Lift your heads, ye friends of Jesus

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: KELVEDEN
Published in 82 hymnals

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1 Lift your heads he friends of Jesus,
Partners of his patience here;
Christ to all believers precious,
Lord of hosts shall soon appear;
Mark the tokens,
Of his heavenly kingdom near.

2 Sun and moon are both confounded,
Darkened into endless night;
When with angel hosts surrounded,
In his father's glory bright
Beams the Saviour,
Shines the everlasting light.

3 See the stars from heaven falling,
Hear on earth the doleful cry,
Men on rocks and mountains calling,
While the frowning Judge draws nigh,
Hide us, hide us,
Rocks and mountains, from his eye.

4 Lo, 'tis he, our heart's desire,
Come for his espoused below!
Come to join us with his choir,
Come to make our joys o'er flow;
Palms of triumph,
Crowns of glory to bestow.

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians, 1803

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: Lift your heads, ye friends of Jesus
Title: The Day of Judgment
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English

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