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Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

Charles Wesley, 1747

Verse 1
Love Divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of heaven to earth come down;
Fix in us Thy humble dwelling;
All Thy faithful mercies crown!
Jesus, Thou art all compassion,
Pure unbounded love Thou art;
Visit us with Thy salvation;
Enter every trembling heart.

Verse 2
Breathe, O breathe Thy loving Spirit,
Into every troubled breast!
Let us all in Thee inherit;
Let us find the promised rest.
Take away our bent to sinning;
Alpha and Omega be;
End of faith, as its Beginning,
Set our hearts at liberty.

Verse 3
Come, Almighty to deliver,
Let us all Thy life receive;
Suddenly return and never,
Never more Thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
Serve Thee as Thy hosts above,
Pray and praise Thee without ceasing,
Glory in Thy perfect love.

Verse 4
Finish, then, Thy new creation;
Pure and spotless let us be.
Let us see Thy great salvation
Perfectly restored in Thee;
Changed from glory into glory,
Till in heaven we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before Thee,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise.

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Jesus, Lover of My Soul

Charles Wesley, 1740

Verse 1
Jesus, Lover of my soul,
Let me to Thy bosom fly,
While the raging waters roll,
While the tempest still is high.
Hide me, O my Savior,
Hide, till the storm of life is past;
Safe into the haven guide;
O receive my soul at last.

Verse 2
Other refuge have I none,
Hangs my helpless soul on Thee
Leave, ah! leave me not alone,
Still support and comfort me
All my trust on Thee is stayed,
All my help from Thee I bring
Cover my defenseless head
With the shadow of Thy wing.

Verse 3
Thou, O Christ, art all I want,
All in all in Thee I find;
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint,
Heal the sick, and lead the blind!
Just and holy is Thy Name,
I am all unrighteousness;
Vile and full of sin I am;
Thou art full of truth and grace.

Verse 4
Plenteous grace with Thee is found,
Grace to cover all my sin;
Let the healing streams abound;
Make and keep me pure within.
Thou of life the Fountain art,
Freely let me take of Thee;
Spring Thou up within my heart;
Rise to all eternity.

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Tis Finished! The Messiah Dies

Words: Charles Wesley
Music: John Kelly

Verse 1
‘Tis finished! The Messiah dies,
Cut off for sins, but not His own:
Accomplished is the sacrifice,
The great redeeming work is done.
’Tis finished! all the debt is paid;
Justice divine is satisfied;
The grand and full atonement made;
God for a guilty world hath died.

Verse 2
The veil is rent in Christ alone;
The living way to Heaven is seen;
The middle wall is broken down,
And all mankind may enter in.
The types and figures are fulfilled;
Exacted is the legal pain;
The precious promises are sealed;
The spotless Lamb of God is slain.

Verse 3
The reign of sin and death is o’er,
And all may live from sin set free;
Satan hath lost his mortal power;
’Tis swallowed up in victory.
Saved from the legal curse I am,
My Savior hangs on yonder tree:
See there the meek, expiring Lamb!
’Tis finished! He expires for me.

Verse 4
Accepted in the Well-beloved,
And clothed in righteousness divine,
I see the bar to heaven removed;
And all Thy merits, Lord, are mine.
Death, hell, and sin are now subdued;
All grace is now to sinners given;
And lo, I plead the atoning blood,
And in Thy right I claim Thy Heaven!

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Rejoice the Lord is King

Charles Wesley, 1746

Verse 1
Rejoice, the Lord is King! Your Lord and King adore;
Rejoice, give thanks and sing, and triumph evermore;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Verse 2
Jesus, the Savior, reigns, the God of truth and love;
When He had purged our stains He took His seat above;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Verse 3
His kingdom cannot fail, He rules o’er earth and Heav’n,
The keys of death and hell are to our Jesus giv’n;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Verse 4
He sits at God’s right hand till all His foes submit,
And bow to His command, and fall beneath His feet:
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Verse 5
He all His foes shall crush, shall all our sins destroy,
And every saint shall rush with pure unending joy;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice,
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Verse 6
Rejoice in glorious hope! Jesus the Judge shall come,
And take His servants up to their eternal home.
We soon shall hear th’archangel’s voice;
The trump of God shall sound, rejoice!

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O For a Thousand Tongues

Charles Wesley, 1739

Verse 1
O for a thousand tongues to sing
My great Redeemers praise,
The glories of my God and King,
The triumphs of His grace!

Verse 2
My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
To spread through all the earth
Abroad The honors of Thy name.

Verse 3
Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
That bids our sorrows cease;
‘Tis music in the sinner’s ears,
‘Tis life, and health, and peace.

Verse 4
He breaks the power of reigning sin,
He sets the prisoner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean,
His blood availed for me.

Verse 5
He speaks, and, listening to His voice,
New life the dead receive,
The mournful, broken hearts rejoice,
The humble poor believe.

Verse 6
Hear Him, ye deaf; His praise, ye dumb,
Your loosened tongues employ;
Ye blind, behold your Savior come,
And leap, ye lame, for joy.

Verse 7
Glory to God, and praise and
Love Be ever, ever given,
By saints below and saints above,
The church in earth and heaven.

Verse 8
I felt my Lord’s atoning blood
Close to my soul applied;
Me, me He loved, the Son of God,
For me, for me He died!

Verse 9
Look unto Him, ye nations,
Own Your God, ye fallen race;
Look, and be saved through faith alone,
Be justified by grace.

Verse 10
See all your sins on Jesus laid:
The Lamb of God was slain,
His soul was once an offering
Made For many souls of men.

Verse 11
Harlots and publicans and thieves
In holy triumph join!
Saved is the sinner that believes
From crimes as great as mine.

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O For A Thousand Tongues (NEW)

Charles Wesley, 1739

Verse 1
O for a thousand tongues to sing
My great Redeemers praise,
My great Redeemers praise
The glories of my God and King,
The triumphs of His grace! (x4)
[Women echo x3]

Verse 2
My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
Assist me to proclaim
To spread through all the earth abroad
The honors of Thy name. (x4)
[Women echo x3]

Verse 3
Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
That bids our sorrows cease;
That bids our sorrows cease
‘Tis music in the sinner’s ears,
‘Tis life, and health, and peace. (x4)
[Women echo x3]

Verse 4
He breaks the power of reigning sin,
He sets the prisoner free;
He sets the prisoner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean,
His blood availed for me. (x4)
[Women echo x3]

Verse 5
He speaks, and, listening to His voice,
New life the dead receive,
New life the dead receive
The mournful, broken hearts rejoice,
The humble poor believe. (x4)
[Women echo x3]

Verse 6
Hear Him, ye deaf; His praise, ye dumb,
Your loosened tongues employ;
Your loosened tongues employ;
Ye blind, behold your Savior come,
And leap, ye lame, for joy. (x4)
[Women echo x3]

Verse 7
Glory to God, and praise and love
Be ever, ever given,
Be ever, ever given,
By saints below and saints above,
The church in earth and heaven. (x4)
[Women echo x3]

Verse 8
I felt my Lord’s atoning blood
Close to my soul applied;
Close to my soul applied;
Me, me He loved, the Son of God,
For me, for me He died! (x4)
[Women echo x3]

Verse 9
See all your sins on Jesus laid:
The Lamb of God was slain,The Lamb of God was slain,
His soul was once an offering made
For many souls of men. (x4)
[Women echo x3]

Verse 10
Harlots and publicans and thieves
In holy triumph join!
In holy triumph join!
Saved is the sinner that believes
From crimes as great as mine. (x4)
[Women echo x3]

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Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Charles Wesley, 1739

Verse 1
Hark! The herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King;
Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!”
Joyful, all ye nations rise,
Join the triumph of the skies;
With th’angelic host proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King!”

Verse 2
Christ, by highest Heav’n adored;
Christ the everlasting Lord;
Late in time, behold Him come,
Offspring of a virgin’s womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
Hail th’incarnate Deity,
Pleased as man with men to dwell,
Jesus our Emmanuel.
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King!”

Verse 3
Hail the heav’nly Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings,
Ris’n with healing in His wings.
Mild He lays His glory by,
Born that man no more may die.
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King!”

Verse 4
Come, Desire of nations, come,
Of beauty, Thou art the sum;
Adam’s likeness, Lord, efface,
Stamp Thine image in its place:
Now display Thy saving power,
Work in me, restore this hour;
O, to me Thyself impart,
Visit this believing heart.
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King!”

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Come Thou Almighty King

Charles Wesley, 1757

Verse 1
Come, Thou Almighty King,
Help us Thy Name to sing, Help us to praise!
Father all glorious, O’er all victorious,
Come and reign over us, Ancient of Days!

Verse 2
Jesus, our Lord, arise,
Scatter our enemies, And make them fall;
Let Thine almighty aid our sure defense be made,
Souls on Thee be stayed; Lord, hear our call.

Verse 3
Come, Thou Incarnate Word,
Gird on Thy mighty sword, our prayer attend!
Come, and Thy people bless, and give Thy Word success,
Spirit of holiness, On us descend!

Verse 4
Come, Holy Comforter,
Thy sacred witness bear in this glad hour.
Thou Who almighty art, now rule in every heart,
And ne’er from us depart, Spirit of Power!

Verse 5
To Thee, great One in Three,
Eternal praises be, hence, evermore.
Thy sovereign majesty may we in glory see,
And to eternity love and adore!

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Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies

Charles Wesley, 1740

Verse 1
Christ, whose glory fills the skies,
Christ the true, the only Light,
Sun of Righteousness, arise,
Triumph o’er the shades of night;
Dayspring from on high, be near;
Daystar, in my heart appear.

Verse 2
Dark and cheerless is the morn
Unaccompanied by Thee;
Joyless is the day’s return
Till Thy mercy’s beams I see;
Till they inward light impart,
Glad my eyes and warm my heart.

Verse 3
Visit, then, this soul of mine;
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
Fill me, Radiancy Divine;
Scatter all my unbelief;
More and more Thyself display,
Shining to the perfect day.

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Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

Charles Wesley, 1739

Verse 1
Christ, the Lord, is risen today,
Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say,
Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high,
Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply,
Alleluia!

Verse 2
Love’s redeeming work is done,
Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won,
Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids His rise,
Alleluia!
Christ hath opened paradise,
Alleluia!

Verse 3
Lives again our glorious King,
Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting?
Alleluia!
Dying once He now doth save,
Alleluia!
Where thy victory, O grave?
Alleluia!

Verse 4
Soar we now where Christ hath led,
Alleluia!
Following our exalted Head,
Alleluia!
Made like Him, like Him we rise,
Alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies,
Alleluia!

Verse 5
Hail, the Lord of earth and Heaven,
Alleluia!
Praise to Thee by both be given,
Alleluia!
Thee we greet triumphant now,
Alleluia!
Hail, the resurrection, thou,
Alleluia!