142. Breaking away

1 Pilgrim, rejoice, for the mantle of sin,
That hung like a pall o'er thy spirit within,
Is yielding at last to the smile of the day;
The gloom and the darkness are breaking away,

Breaking away, breaking away,
The clouds are all breaking away.
The sunshine is coming,
And lighting up the day,
The clouds are all breaking away.

2 Wild was the storm, but thy Saviour was near,
In all thy affliction to comfort and cheer;
His mercy unfolding the brightness of day,
The clouds of thy sorrow are breaking away. [Chorus]

3 Nearer the close of thy peril and strife,
And nearer thy home o'er the ocean of life.
Press onward! the angels are guarding thy way;
The mist and the shadow are breaking away. [Chorus]

4 Pilgrim rejoice, and thy courage renew;
Look up, for the heaven of joy is in view;
One stroke of the oar, and thy spirit can shy
From earth and its toil I have broken away. [Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: Pilgrim, rejoice, for the mantle of sin
Title: Breaking away
Refrain First Line: Breaking away, breaking away
Publication Date: 1874
Tune Information
Composer: Rev. R. Lowery
Meter: 10s & 11s
Key: B♭ Major

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