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First Line: Cheer up, desponding soul
Last Line: And rise for ever mine.
Subject(s): Soul


CHEER up, desponding soul;
Thy longing, pleas'd, I see;
'Tis part of that great whole,
Wherewith I long'd for thee.

Wherewith I long'd for thee,
And left my Father's throne;
From death to set thee free,
To claim thee for my own.

To claim thee for my own,
I suffer'd on the cross:
Oh! were my love but known,
No soul could fear its loss.

No soul could fear its loss,
But, fill'd with love divine,
Would die on its own cross,
And rise for ever mine.





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