110. 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 loving kindness, O, how free!

2 He saw me ruined in the fall,
Yet loved me, notwithstanding all;
He saved me from my lost estate:
His loving-kindness, O, how great!

3 Though numerous hosts of mighty foes,
Though earth and hell my way oppose,
He safely leads my soul along:
His loving-kindness, O, how strong!

4 When trouble, like a gloomy cloud,
Has gathered thick and thundered loud,
He near my soul has always stood:
His loving-kindness, O, how good!

5 And when earth's rightful King shall come
To take his ransomed people home,
I'll sing upon that blissful shore
His loving-kindness evermore.

Text Information
First Line: Awake, my soul, in joyful lays
Author: Samuel Medley
Publication Date: 1886
Topic: Worship: Adoration of Christ
Tune Information
Composer: Lowell Mason
Meter: L.M.
Key: A Major
Notes: Alternate tunes: #1168, 101, or 47.

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