Prisoners of hope arise

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1. Prisoners of hope, arise,
and see your Lord appear;
Lo! on the wings of love He flies,
and brings redemption near;
Redemption in His blood
He calls you to receive:
Look unto Me, the pardoning God.
Believe, He cries, believe!

2. The reconciling word,
we thankfully embrace;
Rejoice in our redeeming Lord,
a blood besprinkled race.
We yield to be set free;
Thy counsel we approve;
Salvation, praise, ascribe to Thee,
and glory in Thy love.

3. Jesus, to Thee we look,
till saved from sin’s remains;
Reject the inbred tyrant’s yoke,
and cast away his chains.
Our nature shall no more
over us dominion have;
By faith we apprehend the power
which shall forever save.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5677

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: Prisoners of hope arise
Author: Charles Wesley

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DIADEMATA (Elvey)

Composed for Bridges's text by George J. Elvey (PHH 48), DIADEMATA was first published in the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern. Since that publication, the tune has retained its association with this text. The name DIADEMATA is derived from the Greek word for "crowns." The tune is lively an…

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