Sinners, the call obey

Sinners, the call obey

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 39 hymnals

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1 Sinners, the call obey--
The latest call of grace;
The day is come, the vengeful day
Of a devoted race:
Devils and men combine
To plague the faithless seed,
And phials full of wrath divine
Are bursting on your head.

2 Enter into the Rock,
Ye trembling slaves of sin--
The Rock of your salvation, struck
And cleft to take you in:
To shelter the distressed,
He did the cross endure;
Enter into the clefts, and rest
In Jesus' wounds secure.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #767

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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Sinners, the call obey, The latest call of grace. C. Wesley. [In Time of National Danger.] This hymn was written under the some circumstances as "Sovereign of all, Whose will ordains", and was published in the same tract, Hymns for Times of Trouble and Persecution, 1st ed., 1744, in 8 st. of 8 1. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. iv. p. 12). In the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, st. v.-vii. from this hymn, and st. v., vi. from C. Wesley's "Tremendous Lord of earth find sky," published in Hymns Occasioned by the Earthquake, March 8, 1750 : London, 1750, were given as No. 441, as a hymn "For England," beginning, "Terrible God and true." In the 2nd edition of the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1781, this cento was replaced by st. i., ii., vi.-viii., as "Sinners, the call obey," and this was retained until the revised edition of 1875, when it was replaced by "Jesus, the word bestow" Home Missions), which had been previously published from the Wesley manuscript in the 1830 Supplement to the Wesleyan Hymn Book, No. 706 (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. xiii., p. 22).

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d528
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d753
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d757
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d758
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #833Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d541
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.) #17Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #17Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d313
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #453Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #188Page 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) #17Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #449Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d250
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d256
Hymns and Tunes: for those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. #339Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #441Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d439
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #1021Page Scan
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d948
Hymns selected from various authors: for the use of the Evangelical Association, and all lovers of pious devotion (5th ed.) #103Page Scan
Millennial Harp: designed for meetings on the second coming Christ (Improved ed.) #C114Page Scan
Millennial Harp: or, Second Advent Hymns: designed for the meetings on the second coming of Christ #M114Page Scan
Millennial Musings #d82
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #237fPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #237fPage Scan
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #1399Page Scan
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d757
The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #45bPage Scan
The Christian Lyre #d358
The Christian Lyre #142Page Scan
The Christian Lyre: adapted for use in families, prayer meetings, and revivals of religion #142Page Scan
The Christian Lyre: Vol I (8th ed. rev.) #142Page Scan
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 #221bPage Scan
The Jubilee Harp: a choice selection of psalmody, ancient and modern, designed for use in public and social worship #266Page Scan
The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal: Revised: collected from various authors. Designed for the worship of God in all Christian churches. #I.8Page Scan
The Sacred Lyre #d254
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #406Page Scan
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #767TextPage Scan



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