A Birthday Hymn

open hymnal in the sunshine

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,
Though our bodies continue below:
The redeemed of our Lord,
We remember His Word,
And with singing to paradise go.

Charles Wesley

Copied from my grandmother’s hymnal, Hymn Book, Methodist Episcopal Church, South: Nashville, TN, 1901, Hymn #813.

Note: The hymns in this hymnal are not titled. So when I do not know the hymn, I make up a title or simply use the first line.

Photo taken in Milton, FL, 2018

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