509. He Lifted Me

1 In loving-kindness Jesus came,
My soul in mercy to reclaim;
And from the depths of sin and shame,
Through grace He lifted me.

From sinking sand He lifted me,
With tender hand He lifted me;
From shades of night to plains of light,
O praise His name, He lifted me!

2 He called me long before I heard,
Before my sinful heart was stirred;
But when I took Him at His word,
Forgiv’n, He lifted me. [Refrain]

3 His brow was pierced with many a thorn;
His hands by cruel nails were torn
When from my guilt and grief, forlorn,
In love He lifted me. [Refrain]

4 Now on a higher plane I dwell,
And with my soul I know ’tis well;
Yet how or why, I cannot tell,
He should have lifted me. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: In loving kindness Jesus came
Title: He Lifted Me
Author: Charles H. Gabriel
Meter: with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Topic: New Life in Christ: Songs of Witness and Praise
Tune Information
Composer: Charles H. Gabriel
Meter: with Refrain
Key: G Major

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