Author: John Gurtz Hymnal: Worship in Song #233 (1996) Meter: 22.214.171.124 Hymnal Title: Worship in Song Lyrics: 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.
Topics: Angels; Healing; Joy; Love; Mercy; Music; Praise; Shaped Note Hymn; Singing (or Song) Tune Title: AFRICA
Now Shall My Inward Joys Arise