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Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley



Arise my soul arise

Charles Wesley was possibly the most prolific hymn writer that ever lived. It is estimated that he wrote more than 6500 hymns. He was born In Epworth, Lincolnshire (UK) . Along side his brother, John, Charles was used mightily by God during the 18th century ‘Great Evangelical Awaking’.


Arise, my soul, arise,
Shake off thy guilty fears,
The bleeding sacrifice
In my behalf appears;
Before the throne my surety stands;
My name is written on his hands.


He ever lives above
For me to intercede,
His all-redeeming love,
His precious blood to plead;
His blood aton’d for all our race,
And sprinkles now the throne of grace.


Five bleeding wounds he bears,
Receiv’d on Calvary;
They pour effectual prayers,
They strongly speak for me;
Forgive him, O forgive, they cry,
Nor let that ransom’d sinner die!


The Father hears Him pray,
His dear anointed one,
He cannot turn away
The presence of his Son:
His Spirit answers to the blood,
And tells me, I am born of God.


My God is reconcil’d,
His pard’ning voice I hear,
He owns me for his child,
I can no longer fear;
With confidence I now draw nigh,
And Father, Abba Father, cry!