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599. The sands of time are sinking

1 The sands of time are sinking,
The dawn of heaven breaks,
The summer morn I've sighed for,
The fair sweet morn awakes;
Dark, dark hath been the midnight,
But day-spring is at hand,
And glory, glory dwelleth
In Emmanuel's land.

2 The King there in his beauty
Without a veil is seen;
It were a well-spent journey
Though sev'n deaths lay between:
The Lamb with his fair army
Doth on Mount Zion stand,
And glory, glory dwelleth
In Emmanuel's land.

3 O Christ, he is the fountain,
The deep sweet well of love!
The streams on earth I've tasted
More deep I'll drink above:
There to an ocean fulness
His mercy doth expand,
And glory, glory dwelleth
In Emmanuel's land.

4 The bride eyes not her garment,
But her dear bridegroom's face;
I will not gaze at glory,
But on my King of grace;
Not at the crown he gifteth,
But on his pierced hand:
The Lamb is all the glory
Of Emmanuel's land.


Text Information
First Line: The sands of time are sinking
Adapter: Anne R. Cousin (1857)
Author: Samuel Rutherford, 1600-1661
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. 7. 6. 7. 5.
Scripture: Revelation 22:4
Topic: Christian Life: The Resurrection and Life Everlasting; Funerals; Heaven: Anticipated (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Chrétien Urhan (1834)
Arranger: Edward F. Rimbault (1867)
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. 7. 6. 7. 5.
Key: F Major

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