1 Now, my soul, arise, thy Lord attending;
Follow to Gethsemane.
Lo! what wondrous grief His soul is rending!
Wondrous grief endured for thee.
To the ground behold the Savior falleth!
Lo! for help His wounded spirit calleth!
Lo! His blood the earth bedews,
Whilst His prayer thy Lord renews.
2 Ah! behold! for thee the Savior groaneth;
Him thy sins thus wound and grieve:
For thy guilt His precious blood atoneth,
And His death doth thine relieve;
Oh then ne’er disdain, oh ne’er disown Him:
Ever in thy love, my soul, enthrone Him:
On the cross where Jesus died
To the world be crucified.
Arthur Tozer Russell was born at Northampton, March 20, 1806. He entered S. John's College, Cambridge, in 1824, took the Hulsean Prize in 1825, and was afterwards elected to a scholarship. He was ordained Deacon in 1829, Priest in 1830, and the same year was appointed Vicar of Caxton. In 1852, he was preferred to the vicarage of Whaddon. In 1863, he removed to S. Thomas', Toxteth Park, near Liverpool, and in 1867, to Holy Trinity, Wellington, Salop. He is the editor and author of numerous publications, among them several volumes of hymns.
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, 1872.… Go to person page >
Display Title: Now, My Soul, AriseFirst Line: Now, my soul, arise, thy Lord attendingTune Title: HERR UND ÄLSTER DEINERAuthor: Arthur T. RussellMeter: 10.5.10.5.10.10.77Source: Psalms and Hymns (Cambridge, England: John Deighton, 1851)