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Gracious Lord, My Heart Is Fixed

by Thomas Kelly (1769-1854)

Tune: Praise My Soul

1 GRACIOUS Lord, my heart is fixed;
Sing I will, and sing of Thee,
Since the cup that justice mixed,
Thou hast drunk, and drunk for me;
Great Deliverer,
Thou hast set the prisoner free.

2 Many were the chains that bound me,
But the Lord has loosed them all;
Arms of mercy now surround me,
Favours these, nor few nor small;
Saviour, keep me,
Keep Thy servant lest he fall.

3 Fair the scene that lies before me;
Life eternal Jesus gives;
While He waves His banner o'er me,
Peace and joy my soul receives:
Sure His promise;
I shall live because He lives.

4 When the world would bid me leave Thee,
Telling me of shame and loss,
Saviour, guard me, lest I grieve Thee,
Lest I cease to love Thy cross;
This is treasure;
All the rest I count but loss.

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