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What's this that in my soul is rising?

What's this that in my soul is rising?

Tune: MERCY'S FREE
Published in 14 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1.
What is this that in my soul is rising?
Is it grace? Is it grace?
Which makes me keep for mercy crying,
Is it grace? Is it grace?
This work that's in my soul begun,
It makes me strive all sin to shun,
It plants my soul beneath the sun,
Mercy's free! Mercy's free!

2.
Great God of love, I can but wonder,
Mercy's free! Mercy's free!
Though I've no price at all to tender,
Mercy's free! Mercy's free!
Though mercy's free, our God is just,
And if a soul should ere be lost,
This will torment the sinner most,
Mercy's free! Mercy's free!

3.
Swell, O swell the heavenly chorus,
Mercy's free! Mercy's free!
The devil's kingdom falls before us,
Mercy's free! Mercy's free!
Sinners, repent, inquire the road
That leads to glory and to God,
Come, wash in Christ's atoning blood,
Mercy's free! Mercy's free!

4.
This truth through all our life shall cheer us,
Mercy's free! Mercy's free!
And through the vale of death shall bear us,
Mercy's free! Mercy's free!
And when to Jordan's banks we come,
And cross the raging billow's foam,
We'll sing, when safely landed home,
Mercy's free! Mercy's free!



Source: The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #304

Text Information

First Line: What's this that in my soul is rising?
Meter: 9.6.9.8.8.8.6
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Is it grace, is it grace

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 14 of 14)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Joyful Voices: A New Eclectic Hymn Book #d100
Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d369
The Cambridge Hymnal #134
The Christian Harmony: in the Seven-Syllable Character Note System. Rev. ed. #d386
The Eureka Sacred Carols #d137
The Golden Harp: or, Camp-Meeting Hymns, Old and New, Set to Music #d149
The Good Old Songs #d616
The Sacred Harp. New ed. #d88
The Saint's Harp: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to prayer and social meetings, and seasons of revival (2nd ed., Rev. and Imp.) #248Page Scan
The Social Harp #133
The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #304TextAudioPage Scan
The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion. New ed. #304
The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion. New edition, thoroughly revised and much enlarged #304Page Scan
The Sweet Singer of Israel: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, usually sung at camp, prayer, and social meetings, and revivals of religion (New ed. much enlarged) #198Page Scan



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