Monday, May 1

arise, my soul arise

text by Charles Wesley

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.

I now am 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.


Shannon said...

I love this song! I never heard it til we were at Colonial. Not that it's new..just neglected. What powerful words it has!

Reads said...

Wow! Great words, thanks for the uplifting message. Hope things are going well on the house. We're still waiting for pics from Josh and Karen!

Ruth Valiante said...

I think my favorite line is "With confidence I now draw nigh" What an amazing thing that we are invited to come boldly before the Throne of Grace!

Kelli said...

What a neat message in song! I was listening to a radio broadcast last night about Christ's death on the cross and his resurrection. What a great reminder that is for me! Thanks for sharing that song with us!

Jenny Pittsley said...

We love this song too. Our coworkers even taught it to our primary church kids a while back. This last week one of the kids begged for us to sing it again! Of course we were glad to oblige.

Elaine Heller said...

Congratulations on the soon arrival of a new Muth! We look forward to hearing more about your new baby and home.

LMLogan said...

very good song!! LOVE IT! :) glad to see you're doing well!!

btw: your pic is still on our fridge!! :)

Katie said...

Our church sings this song and I love it! I think we sing a newer version though, composed by Kevin Twit using Wesley's original words. I love it when contemporary musicians use the great words of the past. They're so solid and rich in theology.

Tracy said...

I've never heard this hymn before, but the words are amazing.
I just saw the baby ticker at the bottom of your blog. That is really neat. I hope you don't mind that I created my own and placed it on my blog.
Thanks for the great idea.

TwoMuths said...

Really, Tracy? I thought the first time I heard that was at Grace with Brett leading singing. You'll have to request it of him on Sunday! It is a goodie!

Tracy said...

Maybe when I hear the tune I will recognize it. JA tried singing it to me, but that probably just made it worse :) He's not been blessed with the much musical talent - but he tries hard.

kristi c said...

Jenny, I was just singing this song to myself this morning after studying Romans in my devotions. I'm trying to plumb the depths of the righteousness of God, and I'm finding just how deep it is! Love you!