Arise, my soul, arise

Arise, my soul, arise!
  Shake off thy guilty fears;
  The bleeding Sacrifice
  In my behalf appears.
Before the throne my Surety stands;
My name is written on His hands.
He ever lives above
  For me to intercede,
  His all-redeeming love,
  His precious blood to plead.
His blood was shed for all our race,
And sprinkles now the throne of grace.
Five bleeding wounds He bears,
  Received on Calvary;
  They pour effectual prayers;
  They strongly speak for me.
Forgive him, O forgive, they cry,
Nor let that ransomed sinner die!
The Father hears Him pray,
  His dear anointed One;
  He cannot turn away
  The presence of His Son.
His Spirit answers to the blood,
And tells me I am born of God.
To God I’m reconciled,
  His pardoning voice I hear;
  He owns me for His child,
  I can no longer fear.
With confidence I now draw nigh,
And Father, Abba, Father, cry.
Frank Alcamo

Oceanside, New York, United States

I thank God for hymns like these that remind us that our acceptance with God depends on our faith in what Jesus has done for us on the cross. God is pleased to look at Him and pardons me. Thank God.

Leigh Powell

United Kingdom

This hymn does not mention sin, although it is sin that we are guilty of (verse 1).

I like this hymn as it refers to the gospel, but the gospel itself is that we repent of our sins and believe that the sinless Lord Jesus died on the cross, taking away our sins with our guilt and punishment, and that He rose again.

If we repent and believe the gospel, we shall be saved, born again, and go to Heaven (Mark 1 verse 4, John 3 verse 16, Romans 10 verse 9, John 3 verse 3, John 14 verses 1 to 6).

Tim Ou

Austin, Texas, United States

The Spirit answers to the blood and tells me I am born of God.

William Bell


Iā€™m glad you changed the wording of the last verse. Which originally was My God is reconciled. God did not need to be reconciled. To God I'm reconciled.

William Jeng

Irvine, United States

Thank You Father we cannot be turned away! Thank You we can shake off our guilty fears in Christ, our confidence is in the eternal covenant! We can call You Abba Father!

Oruh Ora

Fresno, CA, United States

I love hymns because it's peaceful and right now I'm wearing my headphones and it' midnight and it helps me fall asleep šŸ™‚šŸ˜“šŸ˜“šŸŽ§šŸŽµšŸŽ¶


United States



The upbeat tune and amazing lyrics make this a perfect song. HALLELUJAH!



If you click on the lead sheet on the left, e.g. PIANO, you would see how the words match the music. At first I too was a bit confused.


Brothers, in the hymnal there are 2 tunes to this hymn, and I've never heard it sung to the 1st one (the one linked here). I'm sure it is because the 1st tune is more difficult to follow and sing (especially because of the embellishments). The easier 2nd tune enables one to focus more on the wonderful words. Perhaps you can provide both tunes? Much grace to you.

In His vicarious death for us, Christ was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities, and cut off out of the land of the living for our transgression, and He bore our sin, that we may have peace and be healed (Isa. 53:5, 8b, 11c, 12c). A well-known hymn by Charles Wesley (Hymns, #300, stanza 3) speaks of the wounds Christ bore for our transgressions. The Hebrew word translated wounded in Isaiah 53:5 is different from the word for pierced in Zechariah 12:10. Christ was wounded by the nails in His hands and His feet, by the spear that pierced His side, and by the crown of thorns on His head. He was wounded for our transgressions. You may feel that, because you have never killed anyone or robbed anyone, you are a good person. You may be a good person, but did you not lose your temper toward your mother at least once? Was that not a transgression? We do not count small transgressions, but God counts them. Whether we owe someone one million dollars or one dime, we are still debtors.

Psalm 22:16c says that they pierced His hands and feet (Zech. 12:10; John 19:37; Rev. 1:7). Charles Wesley in one of his hymns spoke of the "five bleeding wounds" which Christ received on Calvary (Hymns, #300). His two hands, His two feet, and His side (John 19:34) were pierced by the Roman soldiers who executed Him.