Scripture Verse

We…shall be caught up…in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:17

Introduction

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William Croft
1678–1727

Words: Charles Wes­ley (1707–1788).

Music: St. Mat­thew Will­iam Croft, 1708 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this hymn was writ­ten,

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Charles Wesley
1707–1788

Lyrics

Come, let us rise with Christ our head
And seek the things above,
By the al­migh­ty Spi­rit led
And filled with faith and love;
Our hearts detached from all below
Should after Him as­cend,
And only wish the joy to know
Of our triumphant Friend.

Enthroned at God’s right hand He sits,
Maintainer of our cause,
Till every vanquished foe submits
To His vic­to­ri­ous cross;
Worthy to be exalted thus,
The Lamb for sinners slain,
The Lord our King, who reigns for us,
And shall for­ev­er reign.

To Him our willing hearts we give
Who gives us power and peace,
And dead to sin, His members live
The life of right­eous­ness;
The hidden life of Christ is ours
With Christ concealed above,
And tasting the celestial powers,
We banquet on His love.