183. Awake, My Soul, in Joyful Lays

1 Awake, my soul, in joyful lays,
and sing your great Redeemer's praise.
He justly claims a song from me,
his loving-kindness is so free.
Loving-kindness, loving-kindness,
his loving-kindness 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 loving-kindness is so great.
Loving-kindness, loving-kindness,
his loving-kindness is so great.

3 Through mighty hosts of cruel foes,
where earth and hell my way oppose,
he safely leads my soul along,
his loving-kindness is so strong.
Loving-kindness, loving-kindness,
his loving-kindness 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 loving-kindness sing in death.
Loving-kindness, loving-kindness,
his loving-kindness 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 loving-kindness in the skies,
Loving-kindness, loving-kindness,
His loving-kindness 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.)
Publication Date: 1990
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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