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Flee Away, Ye Shades of Night!

Flee away, ye shades of night

Author: Jesse P. Tompkins (1897)
Tune: CRISPUS
Published in 1 hymnal

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Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1. Flee away, ye shades of night!
Sweetly breaks the morning light;
Never was there morn like this,
Dawning of eternal bliss;
As the light dispels the gloom,
See! the Easter lilies bloom.

Refrain
Flee away, ye shades of night!
Sweetly dawns the morning light.

2. Flee away, O dark despair,
As I greet the morning fair;
Like the Master I shall rise,
Where the daylight never dies;
At the portal of the tomb,
See! the Easter lilies bloom. [Refrain]

3. Risen Lord and Savior dear,
Let me feel Thee ever near.
From Thine empty tomb there beams
Risen hopes o’er faded dreams;
E’en amidst the valley’s gloom,
See! the Easter lilies bloom. [Refrain]

4. As the calyxes of gold,
Rest within the lilies’ fold,
Sweetly I may rest in Thee
And o’er death cry Victory!
Boasting grave, I read thy doom,
In the Easter lilies’ bloom. [Refrain]

Author: Jesse P. Tompkins

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Text Information

First Line: Flee away, ye shades of night
Title: Flee Away, Ye Shades of Night!
Author: Jesse P. Tompkins (1897)
Meter: 7.7.7.7 D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Flee away, ye shades of night!
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #1545
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  • XML score (XML)



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