Scripture Verse

Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him. 1 Corinthians 2:9

Introduction

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns and Sac­red Po­ems, vol­ume 2 (Bris­tol, Eng­land: Fe­lix Farley, 1749), num­ber 231.

Music: Mis­sion­a­ry (Com­muck) Tho­mas Com­muck, In­di­an Me­lo­dies (New York: G. Lane & C. B. Tip­pett, 1845) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Com­muck (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Lyrics

Come let us ascend,
My companion and friend,
To a taste of the banquet above:
If thy heart be as mine,
If for Jesus it pine,
Come up into the chariot of love.

Who in Jesus confide,
They are bold to out-ride
The storms of affliction beneath,
With the prophet we soar
To that heavenly shore,
And outfly all the arrows of death.

By faith we are come
To our permanent home:
By hope we the rapture improve:
By love we still rise,
And look down on the skies,
For the heaven of heavens is love.

Who on earth can conceive
How happy we live
In the city of God, the great King!
What a concert of praise
When our Jesus’s grace,
The whole heavenly company sing?

What a rapturous song
When the glorified throng
In the spirit of harmony join!
Join all the glad choirs,
Hearts, voices and lyres,
And the burden is mercy divine!

Hallelujah they cry
To the King of the sky,
To the great everlasting I AM;
To the Lamb who was slain,
And liveth again,
Hallelujah to God and the Lamb!

The Lamb on the throne,
Lo! He dwells with His own,
And to rivers of pleasure He leads,
With His mercy’s full blaze,
With the sight of His face,
Our beatified spirits He feeds.

Our foreheads proclaim
His ineffable name,
Our bodies His glory display:
A day without night
We feast in His sight,
And eternity seems as a day!