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Words and music: Charles H Gabriel (1856-1932)
Transcribed: Guitar Picker -
He Lifted Me

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

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From sinking sand, He lifted me
With tender hand, He lifted me
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From shades of night to plains of light
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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
Forgiven, 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

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