As I drift upon life's billows

As I drift upon life's billows

Author: David H. King
Tune: [As I drift upon life's billows]
Published in 6 hymnals

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1. As I drift upon life’s billows,
Longing for the light of day;
I can almost hear from Heaven,
Loved ones singing, Come this way.

Come this way, come this way,
Here is light, and joy, and peace;
Come this way, come this way,
And your sorrows all shall cease.

2. And methinks I hear my mother,
Calling from the other shore,
With a voice so sweet and tender,
Far above the billows’ roar: [Refrain]

3. Hark! I hear the voice of Jesus,
Wafted from a heav’nly land;
I can almost see His glory,
And the beckoning of His hand. [Refrain]

4. Oh! the bliss, the joy of meeting
Loved ones in that mighty throng;
Joining with them in their singing,
Of the everlasting song. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1015

Author: David H. King

19th Century Currently, our only data on King is that he had a Doctor of Divinity degree. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: As I drift upon life's billows
Author: David H. King
Refrain First Line: Come this way, come this way
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #1015
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The Cyber Hymnal #1015

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