Yesterday's great hymn


was this one by Charles Wesley. Anyone who has hung around here very long knows how much I treasure Charles Wesley's hymns. We sang this one yesterday, to the tune called "Dundee" over at CyberHymnal. Go there if you want to hear the midi.


Let saints on earth in concert sing
With those whose work is done;
For all the servants of our King
In Heavín and earth are one.

One family, we dwell in Him,
One Church, above, beneath;
Though now divided by the stream,
The narrow stream of death.

One army of the living God,
To His command we bow;
Part of the host have crossed the flood,
And part are crossing now.

Eíen now to their eternal home
There pass some spirits blest;
While others to the margin come,
Waiting their call to rest.

Jesu, be Thou our constant Guide;
Then, when the word is given,
Bid Jordanís narrow stream divide,
And bring us safe to Heavín.


It is one of the great glories of the Church that we recognize how very narrow that stream is.



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