Scripture Verse

Now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness. Romans 6:22

Introduction

Words: Charles Wes­ley, 1742.

Music: Len­ox Lew­is Ed­son, in The Cho­ris­ter’s Com­pan­ion, by Si­me­on Jo­ce­lyn & Amos Doo­lit­tle (New Ha­ven, Con­nec­ti­cut: 1782) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Lyrics

Ye ransomed sinners, hear,
The prisoners of the Lord;
And wait till Christ appear
According to His Word.
Rejoice in hope; rejoice with me.
Rejoice in hope; rejoice with me.
We shall from all our sins be free.

In God we put our trust:
If we our sins confess,
Faithful He is, and just,
From all unrighteousness
To cleanse us all, both you and me;
To cleanse us all, both you and me;
We shall from all our sins be free.

Surely in us the hope
Of glory shall appear;
Sinners, your heads lift up
And see redemption near.
Again I say: rejoice with me.
Again I say: rejoice with me.
We shall from all our sins be free.

The Word of God is sure,
And never can remove;
We shall in heart be pure
And perfected in love.
Rejoice in hope; rejoice with me.
Rejoice in hope; rejoice with me.
We shall from all our sins be free.

Then let us gladly bring
Our sacrifice of praise;
Let us give thanks and sing
And glory in His grace.
Rejoice in hope; rejoice with me.
Rejoice in hope; rejoice with me.
We shall from all our sins be free.