Arise

Sunday One of my favourite modern choral composers, Dan Forrest, has reset Charles Wesley’s hymn “Arise My Soul, Arise” in a beautiful arrangement for choir, piano and violin. Click here to hear it. 

Words by Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

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.

Five bleeding wounds He bears, received on Calvary;
They pour effectual prayers, they strongly plead for me:
“Forgive him, O forgive,” they cry,
“Nor let that ransomed sinner die!”

My God is reconciled,  His pardoning 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.
Arise, my soul, arise.

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