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Hymn: Rise my soul and stretch thy wings (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Rise my soul and stretch thy wings

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: 7s and 6s


Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 253, click to see hymnal pages


RISE, my soul, and stretch thy wings,

Thy better portion trace;

Rise from transitory things

To heaven, thy native place:

Sun and moon, and stars decay,

Time shall soon this earth remove,

Rise, my soul, and haste away

To seats prepared above.

Rivers to the ocean run,

Nor stay in all their course:

Trees and flowers seek the sun,

Drawn by its cheering force:

So a soul that's born of God,

Pants to view his glorious face,

Upward tends to his abode,

To rest in his embrace.

Cease, ye pilgrims, cease to mourn,

Press onward to the prize:

Soon the Saviour will return

Triumphant in the skies;

Yet a season, and you know

Happy entrance will be given,

All our sorrow left below,

And earth exchanged for heaven.