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Sing and Pray!

Eternity dawns on my vision today

Author: Mary S. Wheeler (19th Century)
Tune: [Eternity dawns on my vision today]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. Eternity dawns on my vision today,
Gather round me my loved ones to sing and to pray;
The shadows are past, and the veil is withdrawn,
Brightly now does the morn of eternity dawn.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah, we sing!
Jesus conquered the grave, robbing death of its sting;
Hosanna! again let the glad anthem ring,
Sing and pray! Eternity dawns!

2. Eternity dawns! Oh, the glories that rise,
How they burst on my soul in its blissful surprise;
With rapture the gleam of the city I see,
Where the crown and the mansion are waiting for me. [Refrain]

3. Eternity dawns! There will be no more night,
I am nearing the gates of the city of light;
The shadows of time are now passing away,
Tarry not, O my Savior, come quickly, I pray. [Refrain]

4. Eternity dawns! Earth recedes from my view;
Weeping friends, now farewell, I must bid you adieu;
I’m resting in Jesus, His merits I plead,
Fear ye not, for my God shall supply all your need. [Refrain]

5. Eternity dawns! ’Tis a source of content,
That in preaching salvation my life has been spent;
’Tis Jesus my all, and the Savior of men,
May His grace be upon you forever. Amen. [Refrain]

Author: Mary S. Wheeler

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Text Information

First Line: Eternity dawns on my vision today
Title: Sing and Pray!
Author: Mary S. Wheeler (19th Century)
Source: Gospel Hymns No. 3, by Ira D. Sankey, James McGranahan & George C. Stebbins (Chicago, Illinois: The Biglow & Main Company, 1878), number 57
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah, we sing!
Notes: With the caption "Last words of a faithful minister of Christ, who recently died in the hope of the gos­pel"
Copyright: Public Domain


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