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225. My heart and voice I raise

1 My heart and voice I raise
to spread Messiah's praise,
Messiah's praise let all repeat:
the universal Lord,
by whose almighty word
creation rose in form complete.

2 A servant's form he wore,
and in his body bore
our dreadful curse on Calvary:
he like a victim stood
and poured his sacred blood
to set the guilty captives free.

3 But soon the Victor rose
triumphant o'er his foes,
and led the vanquished host in chains:
he threw their empire down,
his foes compelled to own,
o'er all the great Messiah reigns.

4 With mercy's mildest grace
he governs all our race
in wisdom, righteousness and love:
who to Messiah fly
shall find redemption nigh,
and all his great salvation prove.

5 Hail, Saviour, Prince of Peace!
Your kingdom shall increase
till all the world your glory see,
and righteousness abound
as the great deep profound,
and fill the earth with purity.

Text Information
First Line: My heart and voice I raise
Author: Benjamin Rhodes, 1743-1815
Meter: 668 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Christ tne King Sunday; Jesus Christ: Redeemer
Tune Information
Name: ASCALON
Meter: 668 D
Key: D Major
Source: Glaz traditional melody from Hoffman & Richter's 'Silesian Folk Songs', Leipzig, 1842



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