My Heart Sings Out With Joyful Praise

Representative Text

1 My heart sings out with joyful praise
to God who raises me,
Who came to me when I was low
and changed my destiny.
The Holy One, the Living God,
is always full of grace
To those who seek their Maker's will
in every time and place.

2 The arm of God is strong and just
to scatter all the proud.
The tyrants tumble from their thrones
and vanish like a cloud.
The hungry all are satisfied;
the rich are sent away.
The poor of earth who suffer long
will welcome God's new day.

3 The promise made in ages past
at last has come to be,
for God has come in power to save,
to set all people free.
Remembering those who wait to see
salvation's dawning day,
Our Savior comes to all who weep
to wipe their tears away.

Source: The New Century Hymnal #106

Author: Ruth C. Duck

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Text Information

First Line: My heart sings out with joyful praise
Title: My Heart Sings Out With Joyful Praise
Author: Ruth C. Duck
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: © 1992 G.I.A. Publications



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