132. Loving-Kindness

1 Awake, my soul, to joyful lays,
And sing thy great Redeemer's praise;
He justly claims a song for me,
His loving-kindness, oh, how free!
Loving-kindness, loving-kindness,
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!
Loving-kindness, loving-kindness,
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!
Loving-kindness, loving-kindness,
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!
Loving-kindness, loving-kindness,
His loving-kindness, oh, how good!

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

6 Then let me mount and soar away
To the bright world of endless day;
And sing with raptures and surprise,
His loving-kindness in the skies.
Loving-kindness, loving-kindness,
His loving-kindness in the skies.

Text Information
First Line: Awake, my soul, to joyful lays
Title: Loving-Kindness
Author: Samuel Medley (1782)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:3
Source: Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (177); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (608); Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Loving_Kindness)
Tune Information
Name: [Awake my soul to joyful lays]
Composer (attr.): William Caldwell (1831)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Loving_Kindness); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (177); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (608)



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