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Hymn: Awake my soul in joyful lays (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Awake my soul in joyful lays

Topic: <no topic given>

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


Meter: LM


Hymn Number: 86

Page Number: 117, click to see hymnal pages


AWAKE, my soul, in joyful lays,

And sing thy great Redeemer's praise;

He justly claims a song from me,

His loving kindness O how free!

He saw me ruined in the fall,

Yet loved me notwithstanding all;

He saved me from my lost estate,

His loving kindness O how great!

Though numerous hosts of might foes,

Though earth and hell my way oppose,

He safely leads my soul along,

His loving kindness O how strong!

When trouble, like a gloomy cloud,

Has gathered thick, and thundered loud

He near my soul has always stood,

His loving kindness O how good!

Soon shall I pass the gloomy vale,

Soon all my mortal powers must fail;

Oh! may my last expiring breath

His loving kindness sing in death.

Then let me mount and soar away

To the bright world of endless day,

And sing with rapture and surprise

His loving kindness in the skies.