Here is the text of the newest song I’ve written, a setting of Isaac Watts’ hymn “Arise, my soul, my joyful powers.”
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 it was before I fell.
Arise, my soul; awake, my voice,
And songs of triumph sing;
Loud hallelujahs shall address
My Savior and My King.
The arms of everlasting love
Beneath my soul he placed;
And on the Rock of ages set
My slippery footsteps fast.
I’ve edited one line. In the verse that I’ve used as a chorus, the original second line read “And tunes of pleasure sing”. I thought that “songs of triumph” was both more appropriate and was less liable to be misunderstood in our context today.
Hopefully, I will be able to post a lead sheet soon.