Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

HIX. Now shall my inward Joys arise

1 Now shall my inward Joys arise,
and burst into a Song;
Almighty Love inspires my Heart,
and Pleasure tunes my Tongue.
2 God on his thirsty Sion-Hill
some Mercy-Drops has thrown,
And solemn Oaths has bound his Love
to show'r Salvation down.

3 Why do we then indulge our Fears,
Suspicions and Complaints?
Is He a God, and shall his Grace
grow weary of his Saints?
4 Can a kind Woman e'er forget
The Infant of her Womb,
Among a thousand tender Thoughts
her Suckling have no room?

5 "Yet, saith the Lord, should Nature change,
"and Mothers Monsters prove,
"Sion still dwells upon the Heart
"of everlasting Love.
6 "Deep on the Palms of both my Hands
"I have engrav'd her Name;
"My Hands shall raise her ruin'd Walls
"and build her broken Frame.

Text Information
First Line: Now shall my inward Joys arise
Language: English
Publication Date: 1760
Tune Information
(No tune information)

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us