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Deathless principle arise Soar thou

Deathless principle, arise!
Soar, thou native of the skies;
Pearl of price by Jesus bought,
To his glorious likeness wrought,

Go to shine before his throne;
Deck his mediatorial crown;
Go, his triumph to adorn;
Made for God, to God return!

Lo, he beckons from on high!
Fearless to his presence fly;
Thine the merit of his blood,
Thine the righteousness of God.

Angels, joyful to attend,
Hovering round thy pillows bend,
Wait to catch the signal given,
And escort thee quick to heaven.

Is thy earthly house distressed,
Willing to retain her guest?
'Tis not thou, but she must die;
Fly, celestial inmate, fly!

Burst thy shackles, drop thy clay,
Sweetly breathe thyself away,
Singing to thy crown remove,
Mounting high on wings of love.

Shudder not to pass the stream;
Venture all thy care on him,
Him whose dying love and power
Stilled its tossing, hushed its roar;

Safe is the expanded wave,
Gentle as the summer's eve,
No one object of his care
Ever suffered shipwreck there.

See the haven full in view ;
Love Divine shall bear thee through ;
Trust to that propitious gale ;
Weigh thy anchor, spread thy sail.

Saints in glory perfect made
Wait thy passage through the shade;
Ardent for thy coming o'er.
See, they throng the blissful shore,

Mount, their transports to improve,
Join the longing choir above,
Swiftly to their wish be given,
Kindle higher joy in heaven!

Such the prospects that arise
To the dying Christian's eyes ;
Such the glorious vista faith
Opens through the shades of death.

---Alternative verses---

Burst thy shackles, drop thy clay,
Sweetly breathe thyself away ;
Singing, to thy crown remove,
Swift of wing, and fired with love.

marker 99
Meter: 7 7 7 7
      Dates: 1777
      Bible Refs:
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1889# 921
      Name: INNOCENTS
      Meter: 7 7 7 7
        Dates: 1850
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