My heart and voice I raise

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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!
Thy kingdom shall increase,
Till all the world thy glory see;
And righteousness abound,
As the great deep profound,
And fill the earth with purity!

6 Jerusalem divine,
When shall I call thee mine?
And to thy holy hill attain,
Where weary pilgrims rest,
And in thy glories blest,
With God Messiah ever reign?

7 There saints and angels join
In fellowship divine,
And rapture swells the solemn lay:
While all with one accord
Adore their glorious Lord,
And shout his praise in endless day.

8 May I but find the grace
To fill an humble place
In that inheritance above;
My tuneful voice I'll raise
In songs of loudest praise,
To spread thy fame, Redeeming Love!

9 Reign, true Messiah, reign!
Thy kingdom shall remain
When stars and sun no more shall shine;
Mysterious Deity,
Who ne'er began to be,
To sound thy endless praise be mine!

Source: TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #533

Author: Benjamin Rhodes

Rhodes, Benjamin, born at Mexborough, Yorkshire, in 1743, was brought under the influence of religion by the preaching of George Whitefield in 1766. He was the son of a schoolmaster, and received the elements of a good education in his youth. He was for many years a Wesleyan Minister, having been sent forth to preach by John Wesley. He died at Margate Oct. 13, 1815. To Joseph Benson's Hymns for Children and Young Persons, 1806, and his Hymns for Children selected chiefly from the publications of the Rev. John and Charles Wesley, and Dr. Watts, &c, 1814 (an additional volume to the first, and sometimes bound up with it), he contributed several hymns. Very few of these are now in common use. They include "Children, your parents' will obey" (D… Go to person page >

Tune

CRUSADERS' HYMN (111271)

ST. ELIZABETH appears to be an eighteenth-century tune from the Glaz area of Silesia. It has always been associated with this text. No factual data exists for the legend that this text and tune date back to the twelfth-century crusades, although those apocryphal stories explain one of the names by w…

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The Cyber Hymnal #4422
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Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #268

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The Cyber Hymnal #4422

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Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #225

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TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #533

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