546. 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 dayspring 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 fullness
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
Title: The Sands of Time Are Sinking
Author: Anne R. Cousin (1857)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: Funerals; The Way of Salvation: The Resurrection and Everlasting Life; Heaven: Anticipated (1 more...)
Source: Based upon Samuel Rutherford (1600-1661)
Tune Information
Composer: Chr├ętien Urhan (1834)
Arranger: Edward F. Rimbault (1867)
Key: F Major

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