Arise, my soul, my joyful powers

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This is an hymn by Isaac Watts, his Hymn 82 of Book 2, published 1709.

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Arise, my soul, my joyful powers,
And triumph in my God;
Awake, my voice, and loud proclaim
His glorious grace abroad.

He raised me from the deeps of sin,
The gates of gaping hell,
And fixed my standing more secure
Than 'twas before I fell.

The arms of everlasting love
Beneath my soul he placed;
And on the rock of ages set
My slippery footsteps fast.

The city of my blest abode
Is walled around with grace,
Salvation for a bulwark stands
To shield the sacred place.

Satan may vent his sharpest spite,
And all his legions roar;
Almighty mercy guards my life,
And bounds his raging power.

Arise, my soul; awake, my voice,
And tunes of pleasure sing;
Loud hallelujahs shall address
My Savior and my King.

Redemption and protection from spiritual enemies by Isaac Watts

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