While on the verge of life I standAuthor: Philip Doddridge
Published in 79 hymnals
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1 While on the verge of life I stand,
And view the scene on either hand,
My spirit struggles with my clay,
And longs to wing its flight away.
2 Where Jesus dwells my soul would be;
And faints my much loved Lord to see;
Earth, twine no more about my heart;
For 'tis far better to depart
3 Come, ye angelic convoys, come,
And lead the willing pilgrim home;
Ye know the way to Jesu's throne,
Source of my joys, and of your own.
4 The blissful interview, how sweet!
To fall transported at his feet!
Rais'd in his arms to see his face
Through the full beamings of his grace.
5 As with a seraphs voice to sing!
To fly as on a cherub's wings!
Performing with unwearied hands
The present Savior's high commands.
6 Yet with these prospects full in sight,
We'll wait thy signal for the flight;
For, while thy service I pursue,
I find my heaven begun below.
The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1801
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Cyber Hymnal #7636||While on the Verge of Life I Stand||While on the verge of life I stand||HEAVENLY FLIGHT||Philip Doddridge||LM||Published posthumously in <cite>Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures</cite>, by Job Orton (J. Eddowes and J. Cotton, 1755)|
|The Harmonia Sacra: a compilation of genuine church music : comprising a great variety of metres, harmonized for four voices : together with a copious explication of the principles ...(25th ed.) #57A||Heavenly Flight||While on the verge of life I stand||HEAVENLY FLIGHT||L.M.||1993|