Arise, my soul, arise
Arise, my soul, arise. Charles Wesley* (1707-1788).
This was first published in Hymns and Sacred Poems (1742), in five 6-line stanzas, entitled, in italics, Behold the Man!:
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 interceed; His All-redeeming Love. His pretious 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...
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