Everlasting life

There is a fold whence none can stray

Author: John East
Tune: GEER (Greatorex)
Published in 83 hymnals

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1 There is a fold whence none can stray,
And pastures ever green,
Where sultry sun, or stormy day,
Or night, is never seen.

2 Far up the everlasting hills,
In God's own light, it lies;
His smile its vast dimension fills
With joy that never dies.

3 One narrow vale, one darksome wave,
Divides that land from tis;
I have a Shepherd pledged to save,
And bear me home to bliss.

4 Soon at His feet my soul will lie,
In life's last struggling breath;
But I shall only seem to die,
I shall not taste of death.

5 Far from this guilty world, to be
Exempt from toil and strife;
To spend eternity with Thee,--
My Saviour, this is life!

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: John East

East, John, sometime Curate of St. Michael's, Bath, and Rector of Croscombe, Somerset, pub.:— (1) Psalmody for the Churches: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns arranged for Public Worship in the Churches and Chapels throughout the Rectory of Bath, &c, 1838. (2) The Sabbath Harp, a collection of Sacred Poetry, n.d.; and (3) My Saviour; or, Devotional Meditations in Prose and Verse, 3rd ed., 1836. The following hymns by this author have come into common use:— 1. Come unto Me, ye weary, come. Invitation and Response. In his Sabbath Harp, n.d., in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and signed "J. E." 2. Lord of the Soul and its light. The Light of Life. From the Sabbath Harp into a few American hymnals. 3. There is a fold whence none can st… Go to person page >

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First Line: There is a fold whence none can stray
Title: Everlasting life
Author: John East
Language: English
Refrain First Line: This fold a shelter, proves for all

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