Rise, All Who Seek the Crucified

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1. Rise, all who seek the Crucified,
The God that once for sinners died,
With lifted voice and heart adore,
Chasing our griefs, and sins, and fears,
The Sun of Righteousness appears,
Appears, to set in blood no more.

2. To death delivered in our stead,
For us He rises from the dead,
And life to all His members brings;
He gives us, while He soars above,
The dew of grace, the balm of love,
And drops salvation from His wings.

3. This day the Scripture is fulfilled,
The Father now His Son has sealed,
And owned Him for His Son with power;
God from the belly of the earth
Hath called Him forth to second birth,
Nor let the greedy deep devour.

4. Cast for our sins into the deep,
His life hath saved the sinking ship,
His life for ours a ransom given;
But lo! on the third joyful morn
Our Jonas doth for us return
Emerging from His tomb to Heaven.

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: Rise, all who seek the Crucified
Title: Rise, All Who Seek the Crucified
Author: Charles Wesley (1746)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Source: Hymns for Our Lord's Resurrection (London: William Strahan, 1746), number 12
Language: English
Notes: Alternate tunes: MELITA, John B. Dykes, 1861; ST. PETERSBURG, attributed to Dmitri S. Bortniansky, 1825
Copyright: Public Domain

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