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Rise my soul thy God directs thee




Rise, my soul,
thy God directs thee;
Stranger hands no more impede;
Pass thou on, His hand protects thee,
Strength that has the captive freed.


Is the wilderness before thee,
Desert lands where drought abides?
Heavenly springs
shall there restore thee,
Fresh from God's exhaustless tides.


Light divine surrounds thy going,
God Himself shall mark thy way;
Secret blessings, richly flowing,
Lead to everlasting day.


God, thine everlasting portion,
Feeds thee with the mighty's meat;
Price of Egypt's hard extortion,
Egypt's food no more to eat.


Art thou weaned
from Egypt's pleasures?
God in secret thee shall keep,
There unfold His hidden treasures,
There His love's exhaustless deep.


In the desert God will teach thee
What the God that thou hast found,
Patient, gracious, powerful, holy;
All His grace shall there abound.


On to Canaan's rest still wending,
E'en thy wants and woes shall bring
Suited grace from high descending,
Thou shalt taste of mercy's spring.


Though thy way
be long and dreary,
Eagle strength He'll still renew:
Garments fresh and foot unweary
Tell how God
hath brought thee through.


When to Canaan's
long-loved dwelling
Love divine thy foot shall bring,
There with shouts
of triumph swelling,
Zion's songs in rest to sing,


There no stranger-God
shall meet thee,
Stranger thou in courts above.
He who to His rest shall greet thee,
Greets thee with a well-known love.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 7 8 7
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs:
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1981# 239
      1881# 76
      MUSIC
      Name: NEWTON FERNS
      Meter: 8 7 8 7
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1865
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 239Eb
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 7 8 7
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