By Steve Brett

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Southminster. 6.6.9.

A B♭ major folk hymn in 4/4 time. Composed 2017.

Text from Charles Wesley, 1767.

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A study of the Walker folk hymn style.


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.
Now with singing and praise,
Let us spend all the days,
By our heavenly Father bestowed,
while his grace we receive
From his bounty, and live
To the honour and glory of God.

For the glory we were
First created to share,
Both the nature and kingdom divine!
Now created again
That our lives may remain,
Throughout time and eternity thine.
Hallelujah we sing,
To the heaven's high King,
And his rapturous praises repeat:
To the Lamb that was slain,
Hallelujah again,
Sing, all heaven, and fall at his feet.