(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)
Arise, my soul, arise! Shake off thy guilty fears;
The bleeding Sacrifice Is my behalf appears:
Before the throne my Surety stands –
My name is written on His hands,
My name is written on His hands.
He ever lives above, For me to intercede;
His all-redeeming love, His pre..cious blood to plead:
His blood atoned for all our race,
And sprinkles now the throne of grace,
And sprinkles now the throne of grace.
Five bleeding wounds He bears, Received on Calvary;
They pour effectual prayers, They strongly plead for me;
“Forgive him, O forgive,” they cry,
“Nor let that ransomed sinner die!
Nor let that ransomed sinner die!”
The Father hears Him pray, His dear anointed one;
He cannot turn away The presence of His Son:
His Spirit answers to the blood,
And tells me I am born of God,
And tells me I am born of God.
My God is reconciled, His pard’ning voice I hear;
He owns me for His child, I can no longer fear:
With confidence I now draw nigh,
And “Father, Abba, Father!” cry,
And “Father, Abba, Father!” cry.