1304. Earth, with Its Dark and Dreadful Ills

1. Earth, with all its dark and dreadful ills,
Recedes and fades away;
Lift up your heads, ye heavenly hills,
Ye gates of death, give way!

2. My soul is full of whispered song;
My blindness is my sight;
The shadows that I feared so long
Are all alive with light.

3. The while my pulses faintly beat,
My faith doth so abound;
I feel grow firm beneath my feet
The green immortal ground.

4. That faith to me a courage gives,
Low as the grave to go;
I know that my Redeemer lives—
That I shall live, I know.

5. The palace walls I almost see
Where dwells my Lord and king;
O grave! where is thy victory?
O death! where is thy sting?

Text Information
First Line: Earth, with all its dark and dreadful ills
Title: Earth, with Its Dark and Dreadful Ills
Author: Alice Cary (1870)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: SAWLEY
Composer: James Walch (1860)
Meter: CM
Incipit: 17653 47653 21716
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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