Come, all whoe’er have set
Come all whoe’er have set. Charles Wesley* (1707-1788)
From Hymns and Sacred Poems (1749), the two volumes issued by Charles Wesley in his own name. This was headed ‘Another’; it was one of three poems entitled ‘On a Journey’. The first prays for guidance, but the other two are confident expressions of a progress towards the promised land, ‘the New Jerusalem above,/ The seat of everlasting love’ (verse 2 lines 5-6).
The hymn had five 6-line verses, marking a steady progress through this life, until
We in our Father’s house repair,To meet our elder Brother there.
The image of Jesus as our brother is common in Charles Wesley’s hymns, especially in the 1749 volumes. Here he is ‘Our...
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