Arise, my soul, arise!

May 15, 2019

This Charles Wesley classic came to me with fresh joy recently, and called me to a deeper contemplation of all that Christ has done for my soul.


Not only was the entire Trinity at work in the redemption and reconciliation of my soul to God, but my name, even now, is written on his hands and "before the throne my surety stands." And so "Arise, my soul, arise!"


 


Arise, My Soul, Arise


Arise, my soul, arise; shake off thy 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.


He ever lives above, for me to intercede;


His all redeeming love, His precious blood, to plead:


His blood atoned for all our race, His blood atoned for all our race,


And sprinkles now the throne of grace.


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!”


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.


My God is reconciled; His pardoning 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.

Resource: 'Finding Grace' Blog
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