New user? Register here:
Email Address:
Password:
Retype Password:
First Name:
Last Name:
Existing user? Login here:
 
 

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...

If you have a valid subscription to Dictionary of Hymnology, please log in to view this content. If you require a subscription, please click here.

Cite this article