4617. Now Begin the Heavn'ly Theme

1. Now begin the heav’nly theme,
Sing aloud in Jesus’ name;
Ye, who His salvation prove,
Triumph in redeeming love.

2. Ye, who see the Father’s grace
Beaming in the Savior’s face,
As to Canaan on ye move,
Praise and bless redeeming love.

3. Mourning souls, dry up your tears,
Banish all your guilty fears,
See your guilt and curse remove,
Canceled by redeeming love.

4. Ye, alas! who long have been
Willing slaves to death and sin,
Now from bliss no longer rove,
Stop and taste redeeming love.

5. Welcome all by sin oppressed,
Welcome to His sacred rest;
Nothing brought Him from above,
Nothing but redeeming love.

6. When His Spirit leads us home,
When we to His glory come,
We shall all the fullness prove,
Of our Lord’s redeeming love.

7. Hither then your music bring,
Strike aloud each cheerful string;
Mortals join the host above,
Join to praise redeeming love.

Text Information
First Line: Now begin the heav'nly theme
Title: Now Begin the Heavn'ly Theme
Author (attributed to): Martin Madan (1763)
Meter: 77.77
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Ignaz Joseph Pleyel (1791)
Meter: 77.77
Incipit: 35234 23352 34212
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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