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He Lifted Me
Words and Music by Charles H. Gabriel

John 11:25
"Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life.
He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;"

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

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

          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.

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

          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.

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

          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.

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


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