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Where shall my wondering soul begin




Where shall my
wondering soul begin?
How shall I all to heaven aspire?
A slave redeemed from death and sin,
A brand plucked from eternal fire,
How shall I equal triumphs raise,
Or sing my great delivererís praise?


O how shall I the goodness tell,
Father, which thou to me hast showed?
That I, a child of wrath and hell,
I should be called a child of God,
Should know,
should feel my sins forgiven,
Blest with this antepast of heaven!


And shall I slight my Fatherís love?
Or basely fear his gifts to own?
Unmindful of his favours prove?
Shall I, the hallowed cross to shun,
Refuse his righteousness to impart
By hiding it within my heart?


No! though the ancient dragon rage,
And call forth all his host to war,
Though earthís
self-righteous sons engage
Them and their god alike I dare;
Jesus, the sinnerís friend, proclaim;
Jesus, to sinners still the same.


Outcasts of men, to you I call,
Harlots, and publicans, and thieves!
He spreads his arms
to embrace you all;
Sinners alone his grace receives:
No need of him the righteous have;
He came the lost to seek and save.


Come, O my guilty brethren, come,
Groaning beneath your load of sin!
His bleeding heart
shall make you room.
His open side shall take you in;
He calls you now, invites you home:
Come, O my guilty brethren, come!


For you the purple current flowed
In pardons from His wounded side,
Languished for you the eternal God,
For you the Prince of glory died:
Believe, and all your sinís forgiven;
Only believe, and yours is Heaven!

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1739
      Bible Refs: Rev 12:7;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1889# 30
      1983# 706
      1954# 361
      MUSIC
      Name: OLD 23RD
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1720
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 361G
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 8 8 8 8
        8 8 8 8 8 8

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