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I will rise, I will rise

I will rise, I will rise

Author: Flora L. Best Harris
Tune: [I will rise, I will rise]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I will rise, I will rise, I will rise and go,
For my Father’s house hath a welcome, I know,
There is light and love,—all is shadow here;
I will sob my sins in a Father’s ear,

Saying, my Father, saying, my Father, saying, my Father,
I have sinned ‘gainst thee;
O heart of my Father, have mercy on me,
Eve on me, even on me.

2 I’ve wasted the gifts that he gave me, and yet,
The love of my Father will surely forget;
I have fed on husks, he hath bread and to spare
I’ll go in my shame, and my want and despair, [Refrain]

3 The home of my Father is wondrously fair,
Its towers seem to shine on my visions of care,
I fancy he stands at the wide open door,
To watch for the child who will seek it heart-sore, [Refrain]

Source: The Ark of Praise #34

Author: Flora L. Best Harris

Birth: 1850, USA Death: Sep., 1909 Flora Lydia (Best) Harris was the daughter of Dr. David and Elizabeth (Lockart) Best. She was the 1st wife of Rev. Bishop Merriman Colbert Harris. He was a minister in the Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. She was a writer and wrote on Japanese themes. In 1891 she translated the 10th century classic 'Tosa Niki' ('Diary or Log of a Journey From Tosa to Kyoto'). Mary Jane Haight-Eckert on Find A Grave web site Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I will rise, I will rise
Author: Flora L. Best Harris
Refrain First Line: Saying, my Father


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