10766. Day Of Life

1 Day of Life, all sorrows ending,
Day when death itself will die,
All the veil of darkness rending
On the mountain, on the sky:
Travailed for in all creation
Light shall now no more delay,
Crowning prayer with swift salvation,
Wiping every tear away.

2 O what blissful joy’s endearing,
Hearts so weary and so sore,
Those who loved His first appearing
Now to see and love Him more!
O what rapture, O what pleasure,
Now no worldly joys to love;
O what sorrow, now no treasure
There to find amassed above!

Text Information
First Line: Day of Life, all sorrows ending
Title: Day Of Life
Meter: 87.87 D
Source: Author unknown, 12th Century; Occasional Hymns by Herbert Kynaston (London: R. Clay, Son & Taylor, 1862)
Notes: Alternate tunes: PORT-AU-PRINCE by Judson; PUERTO VALLARTA by Annie F. Harrison
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Philip Paul Bliss (1871)
Meter: 87.87 D
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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