Down life's dark vale we wander

Down life's dark vale we wander

Author: Philip P. Bliss
Tune: [Down life's dark vale we wander]
Published in 42 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. Down life's dark vale we wander,
Till Jesus comes;
We watch and wait and wonder,
Till Jesus comes.

Chorus
All joy His lov'd ones bringing,
When Jesus comes;
All praise thro' heaven ringing,
When Jesus comes.
All beauty bright and vernal,
When Jesus comes;
All glory, grand, eternal,
When Jesus comes.

2. Oh, may my lamp be burning
When Jesus comes;
For Him my soul be yearning,
When Jesus comes. [Chorus]

3. No more heart pangs nor sadness,
When Jesus comes;
All peace and joy and gladness,
When Jesus comes. [Chorus]

4. All doubts and fears will vanish,
When Jesus comes;
All gloom His face will banish,
When Jesus comes. [Chorus]

5. He'll know the way was dreary,
When Jesus comes;
He'll know the feet grew weary,
When Jesus comes. [Chorus]

6. He'll know what griefs oppressed me,
When Jesus comes;
Oh, how His arms will rest me!
When Jesus comes. [Chorus]


Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #853

Author: Philip P. Bliss

Philip P. Bliss (b. Clearfield County, PA, 1838; d. Ashtabula, OH, 1876) left home as a young boy to make a living by working on farms and in lumber camps, all while trying to continue his schooling. He was converted at a revival meeting at age twelve. Bliss became an itinerant music teacher, making house calls on horseback during the winter, and during the summer attending the Normal Academy of Music in Genesco, New York. His first song was published in 1864, and in 1868 Dwight L. Moody advised him to become a singing evangelist. For the last two years of his life Bliss traveled with Major D. W. Whittle and led the music at revival meetings in the Midwest and Southern United States. Bliss and Ira D. Sankey published a popular series of hym… Go to person page >

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The Cyber Hymnal #7544
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Small Church Music #5854
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Small Church Music #5854

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