One of the great resources from Church history that serves us in building a proper view of God and aids us in our worship is Scripturally-informed music.  These tools have value insofar as they are consistent with what we know to be true of God’s nature from the Bible.  October’s Hymn of the Month is Charles Wesley’s “Arise, My Soul, Arise”.  Below is a copy of the lyrics along with the Scriptural basis for each line.  (Unfortunately, I do not know who to credit.)  This may prove useful as a devotional tool while acquainting ourselves with this theologically rich song.

Arise, my soul, arise, (Isaiah 60:1)

Shake off thy guily fears; (Psalm 34:4)

The bleeding sacrifice  (1Corinthians 5:7)

On my behalf appears; (Hebrews 9:24)

Before the throne my Surety stands,  (Revelation 5:6; Hebrews 7:22)

My name is written on His hands;  (Isaiah 49:16)

He ever lives above, For me to intercede, (Hebrews 7:2)

His precious blood to plead; (1Peter 1:18-19)

His blood atoned for all our race, (Romans 5:10-11; 1 Timothy 2:5-6)

And sprinkles now the throne of grace. (Hebrews 12:24; 4:16)

Five bleeding wounds He bears, (John 20:27; Luke 24:40)

Recieved on Calvary; (Luke 23:33)

They pour effectual prayers, They strongly plead for me: (Lamentations 3:58 )

“Forgive him, O forgive,” they cry, (Luke 23:34)

“Nor let that ransomed sinner die!” (Job 33:24)

My God is reconciled; (Romans 5:10)

God’s pardoning voice I hear;  (Isaiah 1:18)

He owns me for His child; (Galatians 3:26)

I can no longer fear; (Psalm 34:4; 1John 4:18)

With confidence I now draw nigh, (Ephesians 3:11; Hebrews 7:19) 

And, “Father, Abba, Father,” cry. (Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:6)