178 Africa – The Ninth Ireland Sacred Harp Convention (audio file below)

Now shall my inward joys arise,
And burst into a song;
Almighty love inspires my heart,
And pleasure tunes my tongue.

God, on His thirsty Zion’s hill,
Some mercy drops has thrown;
And solemn oaths have bound His love
To show’r salvation down.

Why do we then indulge our fears,
Suspicions and complaints?
Is He a God, and shall His grace
Grow weary of His saints?

For MIDI files of the SATB parts: https://sacredharpbremen.org/178-africa/
For a PDF of the score, click here.