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516. The Hallowed Spot

1 There is a spot to me more dear
Than native vale or mountain;
A spot for which affection’s tear
Springs grateful from its fountain.
’Tis not where kindred souls abound,
Though that is almost Heaven,
But where I first my Savior found,
And felt my sins forgiven.

2 Hard was my toil to reach the shore,
Long tossed upon the ocean;
Above me was the thunder’s roar,
Beneath, the wave’s commotion.
Darkly the pall of night was thrown
Around me faint with terror;
In that dark hour how did my groan
Ascend for years of error.

3 Sinking and panting as for breath
I knew not help was near me;
I cried, “Oh, save me, Lord, from death,
Immortal Jesus, hear me.”
Then quick as thought I felt Him mine,
My Savior stood before me;
I saw His brightness round me shine,
And shouted, “Glory, glory!”

4 O sacred hour! O hallowed spot!
Where love divine first found me;
Wherever falls my distant lot,
My heart shall linger round thee.
And when from earth I rise, to soar
Up to my home in Heaven,
Down will I cast my eyes once more,
Where I was first forgiven.

Text Information
First Line: There is a spot to me more dear
Title: The Hallowed Spot
Author: William Hunter
Meter: D
Topic: Experience
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Hallowed_Spot); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/h/a/hallowed.htm)
Tune Information
Name: [There is a spot to me more dear]
Arranger: Tullius C. O'Kane
Meter: D
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Hallowed_Spot); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/h/a/hallowed.htm)

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