My Heart and Voice I Raise

My Heart and Voice I Raise

My heart and voice I raise,
To spread Messiah’s praise;
Messiah’s praise let all repeat;
The universal Lord,
By whose almighty word
Creation rose in form complete.

A servant’s form He wore,
And in His body bore
Our dreadful curse on Calvary:
He like a victim stood,
And poured His sacred blood,
To set the guilty captives free.

But soon the Victor rose
Triumphant o’er His foes,
And led the vanquished host in chains:
He threw their empire down,
His foes compelled to own,
O’er all the great Messiah reigns.

With mercy’s mildest grace,
He governs all our race
In wisdom, righteousness, and love:
Who to Messiah fly
Shall find redemption nigh,
And all His great salvation prove.

Hail, Saviour, Prince of Peace!
Thy kingdom shall increase,
Till all the world Thy glory see,
And righteousness abound,
As the great deep profound,
And fill the earth with purity!

Benjamin Rhodes

Piano: Bill Ashton

Singing: Hilary Ashton