Rejoice evermore with angels above

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Rejoice evermore with angels above is a hymn by Charles Wesley. It first appeared as Hymn 23 on pp31-32 of the collection Hymns for Those that Seek and Those that have Redemption in the Blood of Jesus Christ, London: Strahan, 1747, where it is indicated for use with the tune of '’Tis finish’d ’tis done!'.

It was subsequently republished as appeared as Hymn 19 in A Collection of Hymns for the use of the People called Methodists.

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1  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.

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

3  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,
An heaven below.

4  No longer we join
While sinners invite,
Or envy the swine
Their brutish delight:
Their joy is all sadness,
Their mirth is all vain,
Their laughter is madness,
Their pleasure is pain.

5  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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