139. Ye humble souls, that seek the Lord

1 Ye humble souls, that seek the Lord,
Chase all your fears away;
And bow with rapture down to see
The place where Jesus lay.

2 Thus low the Lord of Life was brought,
Such wonders love can do;
Thus cold in death that bosom lay,
Which throbbed and bled for you.

3 But raise your eyes, and tune your songs,
The Saviour lives again;
Not all the bolts and bars of death
The Conqueror could detain.

4 High o'er the angelic bands He rears
His once dishonoured head;
And through unnumbered years He reigns,
Who dwelt among the dead.

5 With joy like His shall every saint
His vacant tomb survey;
Then rise with his ascending Lord
To realms of endless day.

Text Information
First Line: Ye humble souls, that seek the Lord
Author: Dr. Philip Doddridge, 1701-1751
Language: English
Publication Date: 1917
Topic: Christ: Conqueror; Christ: Resurrection of; Conqueror, Christ the (3 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Sir Joseph Barnby, 1838-1896
Meter: C.M.
Key: E Major

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