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9. Awake, my soul, in joyful lays

1 Awake, my soul, in joyful lays,
And sing thy great Redeemer’s praise;
He justly claims a song from me,
His loving-kindness, oh, how free!

2 He saw me ruined in the fall,
Yet loved me notwithstanding all;
He saved me from my lost estate,
His loving-kindness, oh, how great!

3 Though num'rous hosts of mighty foes,
Though earth and hell my way oppose,
He safely leads my soul along,
His loving-kindness, oh, how strong!

4 When trouble, like a gloomy cloud,
Has gathered thick and thundered loud,
He near my soul has always stood,
His loving-kindness, oh, how good!

5 Often I feel my sinful heart
Prone from my Jesus to depart;
But, though I have Him oft forgot,
His loving-kindness changes not.

6 Soon shall I pass the gloomy vale,
Soon all my mortal pow'rs must fail;
O may my last expiring breath
His loving-kindness sing in death.

7 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.

Text Information
First Line: Awake, my soul, in joyful lays
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1898
Topic: Christ: Defender and Helper; Christ: Love of; Christian Joy
Notes: S. Medley, 1787.
Tune Information
Meter: L. M.
Key: g minor
Source: Veni Creator, 8th Century.
Notes: Norwegian tune name: Kom Gud og Skaber Helligaand

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