Cease, fond nature, cease this clinging

Cease, fond nature, cease this clinging

Author: William Hunter
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 Cease, fond nature, cease this clinging
To the objects dear below;
Hark! the voice of angels singing
Bids me leave this vale of wo,
Bids me leave this vale of wo.

2 Stream of death, I'll soon be o'er thee--
Soon I'll cross thy heaving flood:
Jesus pass'd this sea before me,
Lo! the waves are tinged with blood.

3 Blood divine! its power assuaging
Lulls the foaming sea to sleep--
Calms its surging, soothes its raging,
Holds enchain'd the mighty deep.

4 Safely will I ride its billow,
Safely reach the other shore;
Jesus' breast will be my pillow,
While I pass its dangers o'er.

5 Jesus in the vessel with me:
What can harm, or what assail?
Arms of love around, beneath me--
Screen'd from all the powers of hell.

6 Hallelujah! homeward speeding;
Friends behind, adieu, adieu:
Follow ye the Spirit's leading:
Homeward ye are tending too.

Source: The Minstrel of Zion: a book of religious songs, accompanied with appropriate music, chiefly original #60

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: Cease, fond nature, cease this clinging
Author: William Hunter
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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