Christ Our Hope

Now let my soul to Jesus raise

Author: Samuel Medley
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Now let my soul to Jesus raise
A song of grateful, humble praise;
To him, with joy, will I look up,
For he's the glory of my hope.

2 In all my trials, wants and fears,
He kindly for me still appears;
He is my never failing prop,
And all the glory of my hope.

3 What tho' he's pleased still to lay
Afflictions on me day by day,—
I'll drink the sweet, tho' bitter cup,
Since he's the glory of my hope.

4 Tho' weak and helpless still I am,
My strength and refuge is the Lamb;
He holds me still, nor shall I drop,
Since he's the glory of my hope.

5 His name I'll bless for all that's past,
He'll bring me safe to Heav'n at last;
There shall I sing, and never stop,
To him the glory of my hope.

6 Join ye, dear saints, who know 'tis true,
That you're in Christ, and Christ is you;
Here give your sacred passions scope,
And Jesus sing, your glorious hope.

Source: A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #XV

Author: Samuel Medley

Medley, Samuel, born June 23, 1738, at Cheshunt, Herts, where his father kept a school. He received a good education; but not liking the business to which he was apprenticed, he entered the Royal Navy. Having been severely wounded in a battle with the French fleet off Port Lagos, in 1759, he was obliged to retire from active service. A sermon by Dr. Watts, read to him about this time, led to his conversion. He joined the Baptist Church in Eagle Street, London, then under the care of Dr. Gifford, and shortly afterwards opened a school, which for several years he conducted with great success. Having begun to preach, he received, in 1767, a call to become pastor of the Baptist church at Watford. Thence, in 1772, he removed to Byrom Street, Liv… Go to person page >

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First Line: Now let my soul to Jesus raise
Title: Christ Our Hope
Author: Samuel Medley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #XV

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