Scripture Verse

He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him who died for them, and rose again. 2 Corinthians 5:15


Words: Will­iam T. Ort­lip, in Our Praise in Song, ed­it­ed by John Swe­ney, Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1893), num­ber 127, alt.

Music: Khmel­nyt­skyi John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ort­lip (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


Rise, O my soul, to high­er joys awak­ing,
Rise and ob­ey thy bless­èd Mas­ter’s will;
Now from the world and all its plea­sures break­ing,
Live un­to Him, and be thou faith­ful still.


Live un­to Him whose gen­tle hand will guide thee
Safe thro’ the ills that mark this fleet­ing shore;
Live unto Him who walk­eth still be­side thee,
Live un­to Him who liv­eth ev­er­more.

Rise, O my soul, and ov­er­come temp­ta­tion,
Stand like the brave amid the bat­tle strife;
Strong in the might and strength of thy sal­va­tion,
Hold fast the hope of ev­er­last­ing life.


Rise, O my soul, above thy care and sad­ness,
Rise and re­joice, thy song of rap­ture swell;
Praise Him who turns thy sor­row in­to glad­ness,
Trust in the Lord, who do­eth all tings well.


Rise, O my soul, the way grows bright be­fore thee,
Soon wilt thou reach the sun­ny heights above;
Haste, haste thee on to glo­ry, un­to glo­ry,
Till thou art lost in thy Re­deem­er’s praise.