233. 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 Oh shine on this benighted heart,
With beams of mercy shine,
And let the healing voice impart
A taste of joys divine.

3 Oh for this love let rocks and hills
Their lasting silence break,
And all harmonious human tongues
The Savior's praises speak.

4 Angels assist our mighty joys,
Strike all your harps of gold,
And when you raise your highest notes,
This love shall e'er be told.

5 The generous fruits that never fail
On trees immortal grow;
There rocks and hills and brooks and vales
With milk and honey flow.

Text Information
First Line: Now shall my inward joys arise
Title: Now Shall My Inward Joys Arise
Compiler: John Gurtz
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Angels; Healing; Joy (6 more...)
Notes: St. 1 by Isaac Watts, St. 2 is by Anne Steele (from "O thou whose tender mercy hears"), St. 3 and 4 are by Isaac Watts (from "Plunged in a gulf of dark despair") St. 5 is by Samuel Stennett (from "On Jordan's stormy bank I stand")
Tune Information
Composer: William Billings
Key: C Major

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