7820. Ye Virgin Souls, Arise

1. Ye virgin souls, arise,
With all the dead awake
Unto salvation wise,
Oil in your vessels take;
Upstarting at the midnight cry,
Behold the heavenly Bridegroom nigh!

2. He comes, He comes, to call
The nations to His bar,
And raise to glory all
Who fit for glory are;
Made ready for your full reward,
Go forth with joy to meet your Lord.

3. Go, meet Him in the sky,
Your everlasting friend;
Your head to glorify,
With all His saints ascend;
Ye pure in heart, obtain the grace
To see, without a veil, His face!

4. Ye that have here received
The unction from above,
And in His Spirit lived,
Obedient to His love,
Jesus shall claim you for His bride:
Rejoice with all the sanctified!

5. The everlasting doors
Shall soon the saints receive,
Above yon angel powers
In glorious joy to live;
Far from a world of grief and sin,
With God eternally shut in.

6. Then let us wait to hear
The trumpet’s welcome sound;
To see our Lord appear,
Watching let us be found;
When Jesus doth the heavens bow,
Be found—as, Lord, Thou find’st us now!

Text Information
First Line: Ye virgin souls, arise
Title: Ye Virgin Souls, Arise
Author: Charles Wesley (1749)
Author: John Wesley (1749)
Meter: 66.66.88
Language: English
Source: Hymns and Sacred Poems, by John and Charles Wesley, 1749
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Al­ter­nate tune: OMAGH, W. A. Jef­fer­son, in The Prim­i­tive Meth­od­ist Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by George Booth (Lon­don: Prim­i­tive Meth­od­ist Pub­lish­ing House, 1889), num­ber 879
Tune Information
Composer: John Goss (1874)
Meter: 66.66.88
Incipit: 51176 56712 32125
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Hymns and Songs of Praise (New York: 1874)
Copyright: Public Domain

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