Tune: LENOX

Composer: Louis Edson, 1782

Author: Charles Wesley, 1742

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VERSE 1:
Arise, my soul, arise; shake off your guilty fears;
The bleeding sacrifice in my behalf appears:
Before the throne my surety stands,
Before the throne my surety stands,
My name is written on His hands.

VERSE 2:
He ever lives above, for me to intercede;
His all redeeming love, His precious blood to plead:
His blood atoned for every race,
His blood atoned for every race,
And sprinkles now the throne of grace.

VERSE 3:
Five bleeding wounds He bears; received on Calvary;
They pour effectual prayers; they strongly plead for me:
“Forgive him, O forgive,” they cry,
“Forgive him, O forgive,” they cry,
“Nor let that ransomed sinner die!”

VERSE 4:
The Father hears Him pray, His dear anointed One;
He cannot turn away, the presence of His Son;
His Spirit answers to the blood,
His Spirit answers to the blood,
And tells me I am born of God.

VERSE 5:
My God is reconciled; His pard'ning voice I hear;
He owns me for His child; I can no longer fear:
With confidence I now draw nigh,
With confidence I now draw nigh,
And “Father, Abba, Father,” cry.
choir-congregation

with piano

Arranger: Josh Sparkman

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