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Amidst a world of sin and grief

Amidst a world of sin and grief

Author: Irvin H. Mack
Tune: [Amidst a world of sin and grief]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Amidst a world of sin and grief,
The heart is oft bow’d down;
From Zion’s hill flows healing stream,
That can all sorrows drown.
O, that all men might know thy ways,
And homage to thee give;
That all might bow before thy throne,
That all might look and live.

All angels swell a chorus loud,
Let earth, let earth the echoes ring;
Lift heart, lift heart and voice,
Life voice with one accord,
Sing praise to our King.

2 Let not a single page of life,
For you remain a blank;
Let not a world of strife and sin,
Be one in which you sank.
But give to God who gave you all,
Some token of your praise;
Perform some little act of love,
The fallen to upraise. [Refrain]

3 When darkness spreads itself around,
And sadden’d is the heart;
When sorrow comes with heavy tread,
And all our joys depart.
‘Tis then we have a loving friend,
To cast aside our care;
He bids us lift our hearts from earth,
And in his gladness share. [Refrain]

Source: Boundless Love: for Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #82

Author: Irvin H. Mack

Mack & Lincoln Hall founded the Hall-Mack Company music publishing house (later bought by the Rodeheaver Company). Mack’s works include: Boundless Love (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack Company, 1896) The Service of Praise, with Lincoln Hall et al. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack Company, 1900) http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/c/mack_ih.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Amidst a world of sin and grief
Author: Irvin H. Mack
Refrain First Line: All angels swell a chorus loud
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