Awake, my soul, to joyful lays,

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    CGS No.: 
    19

    Verse 1
    Awake, my soul, to joyful lays,
    And sing thy great Redeemer's praise;
    He justly claims a song from me,
    His lovingkindness, oh, how free!

    Verse 2
    He saw me ruined by the fall,
    Yet loved me notwithstanding all;
    He saved me from my lost estate,
    His lovingkindness, oh, how great!

    Verse 3
    Tho' num'rous hosts of mighty foes,
    Tho' earth and hell my way oppose,
    He safely leads my soul along,
    His lovingkindness, oh, how strong!

    Verse 4
    When trouble, like a gloomy cloud,
    Has gathered thick and thundered loud,
    He near my soul has always stood,
    His lovingkindness, oh, how good!

    Verse 5
    Often I feel my sinful heart,
    Prone from my Jesus to depart;
    And though I oft have Him forgot,
    His lovingkindness changes not.

    Verse 6
    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.

    Verse 7
    Now let me rise to heights above
    Unto perpetual land of light;
    In wondrous joy to sing His praise,
    His lovingkindness, o'er in Heaven