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New Zealand Minstrelsy

The Christian’s Joy

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The Christian’s Joy.

Tune“Begone! Dull Care!”

Awake! my soul,
To sing thy Saviour’s praise;
Let love control
The victory of grace.
That grace which still exalts my mind
Above each paltry care
Of earth, and its enticing charm,
That would my soul ensnare;
That grace which conquered all desire,
Earth’s honours to obtain,
And o’er my carnal passions strong,
A victory to gain.

Creation round,
Assist me to proclaim
His love profound,
And honour of his name;
That love beyond all height and depth,
Which made him leave his throne,
To ransom rebels sold to sin,
And claim them as his own.
Then glory, honour, power, and praise,
Be to his glorious name;
Our soul’s salvation we ascribe
To that Atoning Lamb.

Ye ransomed! sing
Your great Redeemer’s love!
Exalt him king
All other lords above;
For worthy he who conquer’d death,
Destroying Satan’s sway;
page 46“New Zealand Minstrelsy”: Page 46. And proved himself, to bliss on high,
The true and living way.
In him we’ll live, in him we’ll trust,
Rejoicing in his grace;
While in his name salvation’s free
To all the human race.