1991 Denson Revision
to the Cooper book version of this tune
Rise, my soul, and stretch thy wings,
Thy better portion trace,
Rise from all terrestrial things
T'ward heav'n, thy native place.
Sun and moon and stars decay;
Time shall soon this earth remove:
Rise, my soul, and haste away
To seats prepared above.
Rivers to the ocean run,
Nor stay in all their course;
Fire, ascending, seeks the sun;
Both speed them to their source;
So a soul that's born of God
Pants to view His glor'ous face;
Upward tends to His abode,
To rest in His embrace.