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889. 'Tis Better Felt than Told

1 Blest was the hour that heav’nly fire
Lit up my darkened soul;
A heavy load, by Jesus’ pow’r,
Did from my bosom roll.

Refrain:
While at the mercy-seat I knelt,
My Lord I did behold;
No tongue can tell the joy I felt—
’Tis better felt than told.

2 O blessed gift! From off the throne
There came a living spark;
A holy light within me shone,
Where all before was dark. [Refrain]

3 O holy light! still shine on me
Sweet rays of heav’nly love;
Naught else but thee, oh, let me see,
Till crowned in heav’n above. [Refrain]

4 Oh, let me feel, from day to day
His presence still so near;
A holy light to mark the way,
While I shall sojourn here. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Blest was the hour that heav'nly fire
Title: 'Tis Better Felt than Told
Author: H. R. J. (1911)
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Scripture: 1 Peter 1:8
Topic: Experience
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Tis_Better_Felt_than_Told); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (57); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (526)
Refrain First Line: While at the mercy-seat I knelt
Tune Information
Name: [Blest was the hour when heav'nly fire]
Composer: H. R. Jeffrey (1911)
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Key: F Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Tis_Better_Felt_than_Told); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (57); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (526)



Media
MIDI file: Tis_Better_Felt_than_Told.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Tis_Better_Felt_than_Told)




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