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