1 Rise, my soul, and stretch thy wings,
Thy better portion trace;
Rise from transitory things
Toward heaven, thy destined place.
Sun and moon and stars decay,
Time shall soon this earth remove;
Rise, my soul, and haste away
To seats prepared above.
2 Rivers to the ocean run,
Nor stay in all their course;
Fire ascending seeks the sun;
Both speed them to their source:
So my soul, derived from God,
Longs to view His glorious face,
Forward tends to His abode,
To rest in His embrace.
3 Cease, my soul, then, cease to mourn,
Press onward to the prize;
Soon the Saviour will return
Triumphant in the skies:
Yet a season, and we know
Happy entrance will be given,
All our sorrows left below,
And earth exchanged for heaven.
Source: The Hymnbook #330
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|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #388||Rise, my soul, and stretch thy wings||Rise, my soul, and stretch thy wings||Robert Seagrave||2012|
|The Cyber Hymnal #5814||Rise, My Soul, and Stretch Thy Wings||Rise, my soul, and stretch thy wings||AMSTERDAM||Robert Seagrave||18.104.22.168||<cite>Hymns for Christian Worship, Partly Composed and Partly Collected from Various Authors</cite>, 1742|
|The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #84||Amsterdam||Rise, my soul, and stretch thy wings||AMSTERDAM||1991|
|The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #131b||Invocation (First)||Rise, my soul, and stretch thy wings||INVOCATION (First)||1991|