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.from: http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/a/r/arisemys.htm
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
It is interesting when calvinists sing this Charles Wesley chorus they leave out the 2nd stanza.
What's more interesting is that they sing it at all.But, we must tread softly.God bless.
It is very interesting that you choseto post this great hymn in 'sermons.'But it is a wonderful picture ofjustification by faith!!
_________________Martin G. Smith
Another great tune for the hymn is the four line tune, Millennium.The mention of justification brings to mind another great exposition of justifiction, by Wesley:1. Tis finished! The Messiah dies,Cut off for sins, but not His own:Accomplished is the sacrifice,The great redeeming work is done.2. Tis finished! all the debt is paid;Justice divine is satisfied;The grand and full atonement made;God for a guilty world hath died.3. 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.4. The types and figures are fulfilled;Exacted is the legal pain;The precious promises are sealed;The spotless Lamb of God is slain.5. The reign of sin and death is oer,And all may live from sin set free;Satan hath lost his mortal power;Tis swallowed up in victory.6. 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.7. Accepted in the Well-beloved,And clothed in righteousness divine,I see the bar to heaven removed;And all Thy merits, Lord, are mine.8. 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!http://www.hymnary.org/hymn/CCEH/1203Perhaps it should be followed by the previous hymn, rather. Anyway, I derived much spiritual encouragement from both. Somehow, Wesley knew what a believer has to hear, to help him recover his rest and purpose.