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O My Soul Arise

Charles Wesley and Eric McAllister

Verse 1
Arise, my soul, arise! Shake off your guilty fears.
The bleeding sacrifice on my behalf appears.
Before the throne my surety stands,
Before the throne my surety stands.
My name is written on His hands.

Verse 2
He ever lives above for me to intercede.
His all redeeming love, His precious blood to plead.
His blood atoned for every race,
His blood atoned for every race.
And sprinkles now the Throne of Grace.

Chorus
O my soul, arise! Behold the risen Christ,
Your great High Priest, your spotless sacrifice!
O my soul, arise! God owns you as His child!
Shake off your guilty fears, my soul, arise!

Verse 3
Five bleeding wounds He bears, received on Calvary.
They pour effectual prayers, they strongly plead for me.
“Forgive him, O forgive,” they cry.
“Forgive him, O forgive,” they cry.
“Don’t let that ransomed sinner die.”

Verse 4
The Father hears Him pray, His dear anointed One;
He cannot turn away, the presence of His Son;
His Spirit answers to the blood,
His Spirit answers to the blood,
and tells me I am born of God.

Chorus
O my soul, arise! Behold the risen Christ,
Your great High Priest, your spotless sacrifice!
O my soul, arise! God owns you as His child!
Shake off your guilty fears, my soul, arise!

Verse 5
My God is reconciled, His pard’ning voice I hear.
He owns me as His child; I can no longer fear.
With confidence I now draw nigh.
With confidence I now draw nigh,
and “Father, Abba, Father” cry.

Chorus
O my soul, arise! Behold the risen Christ,
Your great High Priest, your spotless sacrifice!
O my soul, arise! God owns you as His child!
Shake off your guilty fears, my soul, arise!