He spake in the cloudy pillar

He spake in the cloudy pillar

Author: Mary E. Servoss
Tune: [He spake in the cloudy pillar]
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1 “He spake in the cloudy pillar:”
All trembling with fear they wait,
With the burden of sin unforgiven,
Repentance almost too late;
While pray’rs for Jehovah’s guidance
Ascend from each peopled tent,
And Moses pleads for mercy
For those who will repent.

Refrain:
He spake in the cloudy pillar
To those by fear oppressed,
“My presence shall go with thee,
And I will give thee rest.”

2 “He spake in the cloudy pillar:”
And Israel heard that day
That Jehovah, in mercy, forgiving,
Again would direct their way;
Oh! joy to a sinful people—
Repentant, yet full of fear,—
They feel their sins forgiven,
And know the Lord is near.
They feel their sins forgiven,
And know the Lord is near. [Refrain]

3 “He spake in the cloudy pillar:”
He speaketh again today,
At the door of my tomb I am waiting,
To hear what the Lord will say;
And down thro’ a holy stillness
He answers my soul’s request,
“My presence shall go with thee,
And I will give thee rest.”
“My presence shall go with thee,
And I will give thee rest.” [Refrain]

Source: The Helper in Sacred Song: for Sunday-schools, churches, and devotional services #36

Author: Mary E. Servoss

Servoss, M. E. Hymns by this writer are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1881. (1) “Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice" (Joy in the Redeemer); and (2) "When the storms of life are raging" (Refuge in God). Another, "'Tis Jesus when the burdened heart" (Jesus, the Sinner's Friend), is in the Sunday School Union Voice of Praise, 1887. Miss Servoss was born at Schenectady, near New York. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: He spake in the cloudy pillar
Author: Mary E. Servoss



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