Arise, my soul, my joyful powersAuthor: Isaac Watts
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Arise, my soul, my joyful powers,
And triumph in my God;
Awake, my voice, and loud proclaim
His glorious grace abroad.
He raised me from the deeps of sin,
The gates of gaping hell,
And fixed my standing more secure
Than 'twas before I fell.
The arms of everlasting love
Beneath my soul he placed;
And on the Rock of ages set
My slipp'ry footsteps fast.
The city of my blest abode
Is wailed around with grace,
Salvation for a bulwark stands
To shield the sacred place.
Satan may vent his sharpest spite,
And all his legions roar;
Almighty mercy guards my life,
And bounds his raging power.
Arise, my soul; awake, my voice,
And tunes of pleasure sing;
Loud hallelujahs shall address
My Savior and my King.
Arise, my soul, my joyful powers. I. Watts. [Redemption.] First published in his Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1707, Bk. ii., No. 82, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "Redemption and Protection from Spiritual Enemies." Its use, generally in an abbreviated form, has been and still is limited, in Great Britain, but is somewhat extensive in America.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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