Scripture Verse

Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? This that is glorious in His apparel, traveling in the greatness of His strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. Isaiah 63:1

Introduction

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns for Our Lord’s Re­sur­rect­ion (Lon­don: Will­iam Stra­han, 1746), num­ber 10, alt.

Music: Sher­brook, anon­y­mous, in the Me­thod­ist Hymn and Tune Book (To­ron­to, Ca­na­da: Me­thod­ist Book & Pub­lish­ing House, 1894), num­ber 202 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Lyrics

O Jesus, our King,
Thy glory we sing,
Thy rising declare,
And join the pomp,
And the benefit share.
Thy conquest we feel
O’er death and o’er hell,
Redeemed from the grave,
And bold we proclaim Thee
Almighty to save.

We know that our Head
Is risen indeed,
Thy record receive,
And raised by the power
Of Thy spirit we live.
Thy Spirit attests
The truth in our breasts,
Thy witness imparts
The first resurrection
Of faith to our hearts.

Thou conquered beneath
The sharpness of death,
Our souls to retrieve,
And open the kingdom
To all that believe.
Believing on Thee,
We rise from the tree,
And heavenward move,
And fly to Thy throne
On the wings of Thy love.

Thy love that o’ercame
Our sorrow and shame,
And ransomed our race,
And sent Thee to God
To prepare us a place;
Go after, it cries,
Proceed to the skies,
By Immanuel led,
So follow, and suffer,
And reign with your head.