Arise, My Soul, Arise ~ Wesley ~ Hymn

 

“I have a re­cord,” said a Wes­ley­an mis­sion­ary la­bor­ing in the West In­dies, “of two hun­dred per­sons, young and old, who re­ceived the most di­rect ev­i­dence of the for­give­ness of their sins while sing­ing ‘Arise, my soul.’ The con­ver­sion of the great­er num­ber of these per­sons took place while I was a mis­sion­ary abroad.”

ARISE, MY SOUL, ARISE ~ Charles Wesley, Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1742

Arise, my soul, arise; shake off thy guilty fears;
The bleeding sacrifice in my behalf appears:
Before the throne my surety stands,
Before the throne my surety stands,
My name is written on His hands.

He ever lives above, for me to intercede;
His all redeeming love, His precious blood, to plead:
His blood atoned for all our race,
His blood atoned for all our race,
And sprinkles now the throne of grace.

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

The Father hears Him pray, His dear anointed One;
He cannot turn away, the presence of His Son;
His Spirit answers to the blood,
His Spirit answers to the blood,
And tells me I am born of God.

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,
With confidence I now draw nigh,
And “Father, Abba, Father,” cry.

Ht: Cyberhymnal

4 thoughts on “Arise, My Soul, Arise ~ Wesley ~ Hymn

  1. What a wonderful hymn. It’s not one I’m familiar with. Charles Wesley’s hymns are very wonderful though. How fantastic that it spoke to so many people that time!

    Hi Sarah, I’m really intrigued by the stories that go along with these hymns. Blessings!

  2. Pingback: Arise, My Soul, Arise ~ Wesley ~ Hymn · It’s My Soul

  3. Hi – I was wondering if you could share the source of the quote above, the one about 200 people being impressed by the true forgiveness of sins while singing this hymn. I just recorded Arise My Soul on an album and want to include some source material and information with the lyrics insert. Thanks in advance!!

    Grace and peace,
    Eric Campbell
    Durham, NC

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