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How Blest Was That Life

How blest was that life once lived upon earth

Author: Anonymous (before 1901)
Tune: [How blest was the life once lived upon earth]
Published in 1 hymnal

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Representative Text

1. How blest was that life once lived upon earth,
The life of the Savior of men!
What joy was their part who learned at His feet,
Who loved and who worshipped Him then!

Refrain
I know that He liveth, Redeemer and friend,
To bless and to comfort our way;
I know the glad song of the heavenly throng—
He liveth, He liveth today!

2. The friend of our need, the hope of the world,
Abides with us still as of old;
When wandering far in sorrow and sin,
He leadeth us home to the fold. [Refrain]

3. O Lord of the sea, who once walked abroad
On treacherous waves of the tide,
We know that Thy strong and pitying arms,
Our wavering footsteps still guide. [Refrain]

4. Thou art not afar, in regions unknown:
Our faith reacheth up unto Thee;
And still, through the mists of ages long past,
The Savior of sinners doth see. [Refrain]

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How blest was that life once lived upon earth
Title: How Blest Was That Life
Author: Anonymous (before 1901)
Source: The School Hymnal (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The Presbyterian Board of Publication and Sabbath School Work, 1900), number 61
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I know that He liveth, Redeemer and friend
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #2564
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