Scripture Verse

Awake, O sword, against My shepherd, and against the Man that is My fellow, saith the Lord of hosts. Zechariah 13:7

Introduction

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 2, num­ber 1443, page 112.

Music: Jo­si­ah Will­iam Ar­nold (1768–1832) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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Charles Wesley
1707–1788

Lyrics

Lo! the sin-avenging Lord,
That sin may be forgiven,
Wakes, and turns His righteous sword
Against the Man from Heaven!
Equal to the Lord most high,
See the filial Deity,
See the great Jehovah die,
To purchase life for me!