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Hymn XIX: Rejoice Evermore With Angels Above

John Wesley 1703 (Epworth, Lincolnshire) – 1791 (London)



Rejoice evermore With angels above,
In Jesus's power, In Jesus's love:
With glad exultation Your triumph proclaim,
Ascribing salvation To God and the Lamb.

Thou, Lord, our relief In trouble hast been;
Hast saved us from grief, Hast saved us from sin;
The power of thy Spirit Hath set our hearts free,
And now we inherit All fulness in thee;

All fulness of peace, All fulness of joy,
And spiritual bliss That never shall cloy:
To us it is given In Jesus to know
A kingdom of heaven, A heaven below.

No longer we join While sinners invite,
Nor envy the swine Their brutish delight;
Their joy is all sadness, Their mirth is all vain,
Their laughter is madness, Their pleasure is pain.

O might they at last With sorrow return,
The pleasures to taste For which they were born;
Our Jesus receiving, Our happiness prove,
The joy of believing, The heaven of love!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme AAXX BBCC DDEE FFGG XXXA
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 848
Words 156
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

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