Scripture Verse

I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness. Psalm 17:15

Introduction

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Daniel W. Whittle
1840–1901

Words: Da­ni­el W. Whit­tle, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 4 (New York: John Church and Big­low & Main, 1881), num­ber 24.

Music: James Mc­Gra­na­han (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James McGranahan
1840–1907
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Lyrics

Soul of mine, in earthly temple,
Why not here content abide?
Why art thou forever pleading?
Why art thou not satisfied?

Refrain

I shall be satisfied, I shall be satisfied,
When I awake in His likeness;
I shall be satisfied, I shall be satisfied,
When I awake in His likeness.

Soul of mine, my heart is clinging
To the earth’s fair pomp and pride;
Ah, why dost thou thus reprove me?
Why art thou not satisfied?

Refrain

Soul of mine, must I surrender,
See myself as crucified;
Turn from all of earth’s ambition,
That thou may’st be satisfied?

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Soul of mine, continue pleading;
Sin, rebuke and folly chide;
I accept the cross of Jesus,
That thou may’st be satisfied.

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