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3877. Lo, the Day, the Day of Life!

1. Lo, the day, the day of life!
Day of unimagined light,
Day when death itself shall die,
And there shall be no more night!

2. See the King desired for ages,
By the just expected long,
Long implored, at length He hasteth,
Cometh with salvation strong.

3. O how past all utterance happy,
Sweet and joyful it will be,
When they who, unseen, have loved Him,
Jesus face to face shall see.

4. Blessèd then, earth’s patient mourners,
Who for Christ have toiled and died,
Driven by the world’s rough pressure
In those mansions to abide!

5. What will be the bliss and rapture
None can dream, and none can tell,
There to reign among the angels,
In that heavenly home to dwell.

Text Information
First Line: Lo, the day, the day of life
Title: Lo, the Day, the Day of Life!
Latin Title: Heu! Heu! mala mundi vita
Author (attributed to): Peter Gonella of Tortona
Meter: 87.87
Language: English
Source: First published at length by E. Levis in his Anecdota Sacra (Turin, Italy: 1789)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Eliz­a­beth R. Charles trans­lat­ed a cen­to in that work (Di­es il­la, di­es vi­tae) from La­tin to Eng­lish in her Voice of Chris­tian Life in Song, 1858.
Tune Information
Name: CHARLES (Parker)
Composer: J. Parker
Meter: 87.87
Incipit: 32132 11713 24362
Key: G Major
Source: Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church with Tunes (New York: Eaton & Mains, 1878), number 1026
Copyright: Public Domain

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