All Praise to the Lord, Whose Trumpet We Hear
For New Year's Day
Words: Charles Wesley, Hymns for New Years Day (Bristol: Felix Farley, 1750)
Source: Charles Osborne, ed., The Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley. Volume 6. (London: Wesleyan-Methodist Conference Office, 1870), pp. 13-14.
1. All praise to the Lord,
Whose trumpet we hear,
Which speaks in his word, The festival year:
The loud proclamation Of freedom from thrall,
And gospel-salvation is publish'd to all.
2. The year of release Even now
And pardon, and peace, With Jesus sent down;
Eternal redemption Thro' him we obtain,
And present exemption, From passion and pain.
3 Ye spirits enslav'd Your
Believe, and be sav'd, Thro' Jesus's Name;
That infinite Lover Of sinners embrace,
And gladly recover His forfeited grace.
4. With joyfullest news Your
Your fetters are loose, Your souls are unbound:
Resume the possession For which ye were born,
From Satan's oppression To heaven return.
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