Scripture Verse

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Colossians 3:1–2


Claud H. Bottoms (1878–1940)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), num­ber 625.

Music: Acon­ca­gua Claud H. Bot­toms, in The Best Gos­pel Songs and Their Com­pos­ers (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter, 1904), num­ber 184 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Wesley (1707–1788)


Ye faith­ful souls, who Je­sus know,
If ris­en in­deed with Him ye are,
Superior to the joys be­low,
His re­sur­rect­ion’s pow­er de­clare,
Your faith by ho­ly tem­pers prove,
By act­ions show your sins for­giv­en,
And seek the glo­ri­ous things above,
And fol­low Christ your head to Hea­ven.

There your ex­alt­ed Sav­ior see
Seated at God’s right hand again,
In all His Fa­ther’s ma­jes­ty,
In ev­er­last­ing pomp to reign:
To Him con­ti­nu­al­ly as­pire,
Contending for your na­tive place,
And emu­late the an­gel choir,
And on­ly live to love and praise.