Great is Thy mercy toward me, and Thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell. Psalm 86:13
Words: Isaac Watts, Hymns and Spiritual Songs 1707–09, Book 2, number 82.
Music: Aubrey Charles J. Vincent, Jr. (1852–1934) (🔊 pdf nwc).
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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 slippery footsteps fast.
The city of my blessed abode
Is walled 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.