Arise, My Soul, Arise

Arise, My Soul, Arise (iTunes)
Words by Charles Wesley, Music by Kevin Twit
From the album The Hymnsing: Live in Nashville (Indelible Grace Music)

Written by prolific hymnwriter Charles Wesley, "Arise, My Soul, Arise" was first entitled "Behold the Man" and published in 1742 in a collection entitled Hymns and Sacred Poems. The text focuses on the assurance we find in Christ's once-for-all sacrifice for us, his forgiveness of our sins, and his continual intercession with the Father on our behalf. Wesley alludes to numerous Scripture passages, many from the book of Hebrews, including 10:19-23: "Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, the new and living way that he opened to us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great high priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience..."

Twit wrote his tune for the text in 1996 and included it on several Indelible Grace albums, most recently, the live recording at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.