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Now can my soul in God rejoice

Now can my soul in God rejoice

Author: Henry Alline
Published in 4 hymnals

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Now can my soul in God rejoice,
I feel my Saviour's cheering voice;
My heart awakes to sing his praise,
And longs to join immortal lays.

Hold me, O Jesus in thine arms,
And cheer me with immortal charms,
Till I awake in realms above,
Forever to enjoy thy love.

Source: Harmonia Americana: containing a concise introduction to the grounds of music; with a variety of airs, suitable fore divine worship and the use of musical societies; consisting of three and four parts #96

Author: Henry Alline

Alline, Henry. (Newport, Rhode Island, January 14, 1748--January 28, 1784, Northampton, New Hampshire). Congregationalist/"New Light". In 1760 his family took up land near Hampden, Nova Scotia, far from any school or church; hence the spiritual experience which, in 1775, impelled him to begin preaching found him with the drive and magnetism, but without the solid grounding, of a Wesley or a Whitefield. His stress on the "new light," and the revival meetings which he conducted all over Nova Scotia had no connection with the American Revolution beyond coincidence in time; yet that was enough to alarm the authorities. He had sermons, tracts, and probably sheets of hymns printed at Halifax before the peace treaty of 1783 allowed him to cross th… Go to person page >

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First Line: Now can my soul in God rejoice
Author: Henry Alline
Language: English
Publication Date: 1791
Copyright: Public Domain

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