Sung during the Sunday worship at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, London (Spurgeon’s).
Hymn 555 from our hymn book, Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship.
ARISE, my soul, arise,
Shake off all doubting fears;
The perfect sacrifice
In my behalf appears:
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 secures His ransomed race
And speaks before the throne of grace.
The Father hears Him pray,
His dear Anointed One;
He cannot turn away
The presence of His Son:
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,
And, ‘Father, Abba, Father!’ cry.
Author:Charles Wesley (1707-88)
Composer: John Edwards (1805-1885)