183. Awake, My Soul, in Joyful Lays

1 Awake, my soul, in joyful lays,
And sing thy great Redeemer's praise:
He justly claims a song from me,
His lovingkindness is so free.
Lovingkindness, lovingkindness,
His lovingkindness is so free.

2 He saw me ruined in the fall,
Yet loved me not withstanding all,
And saved me from my lost estate,
His lovingkindness is so great.
Lovingkindness, lovingkindness,
His lovingkindness is so great.

3 Through mighty hosts of cruel foes,
Where earth and hell my way oppose,
He safely leads my soul along,
His lovingkindness is so strong.
Lovingkindness, lovingkindness,
His lovingkindness is so strong.

4 So when I pass death's gloomy vale,
And life and mortal pow'rs shall fail,
O may my last expiring breath
His lovingkindness sing in death.
Lovingkindness, lovingkindness,
His lovingkindness sing in death.

5 Then shall I mount, and soar away
To the bright world of endless day;
There shall I sing, with sweet surprise,
His lovingkindness in the skies,
Lovingkindness, lovingkindness,
His lovingkindness in the skies.

Text Information
First Line: Awake, my soul, in joyful lays
Title: Awake, My Soul, in Joyful Lays
Author: Samuel Medley (1782; Mod.)
Meter: L.M.ref.
Scripture: Psalm 36:7
Topic: Jesus Christ: His Love and Grace; Grace: Refreshing; Salvation by Grace
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: LOVING-KINDNESS
Meter: L.M.ref.
Key: G Major
Source: Joshua Leavitt's The Christian Lyre,1831



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