By Aldo Thomas Ceresa
Red Hook. 6,6,9.
An A minor folk hymn in 4/4 time. Composed 2012.
Text from Charles Wesley, 1755.
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Named for Red Hook, Brooklyn, where the tune was first sung in September, 2012.
Come away to the skies. My beloved, arise,
And rejoice in the day thou wast born;
On this festival day, come exulting away,
And with singing to Zion return.
We have laid up our love and our treasure above,
Tho' our bodies continue below;
The redeemed of the Lord will remember his word,
And with singing to paradise go.
Now with singing and praise, let us spend all our days,
By our heavenly Father bestowed,
While his grace we receive from his bounty, and live
To the honor and glory of God.