Arise, my soul, arise

Arise, my soul, arise. Charles Wesley* (1707-1788). First published in Hymns and Sacred Poems (1742), in five 6-line stanzas. The text of this hymn remained unaltered in Methodist and other hymn-books until HP substituted: He owns me for his child, His pardoning voice I hear; In Jesus reconciled I can no longer fear. for verse 5 lines 1-4 of the original: My God is reconciled, His pardoning voice I hear, He owns me for his child, I can no longer fear. In the amended text, the believer is reconciled to God, rather than God being reconciled to the believer. This restatement of reconciliation is undoubtedly more faithful to Romans 5: 10-11, which is one of many biblical...

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