The clefted side

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1 In that dread and awful day,
When life’s glories fade away,
And the wounded, wayworn soul
Spurns all bounds, and breaks control;
Hide me, Son of Mary, hide
In Thy clefted, riven side.

2 When the mountains reel and sway,
When the stars shall darkling stray,
When old Ocean’s rugged roar
Beats each rock bound coast no more;
Then, O Son of Mary, hide—
Hide me in Thy clefted side!

3 When the Babe of Bethlehem
Builds the new Jerusalem,
When all Heav’n, and earth and hell
Shall confess that "all is well,"
Then, Thou Son of Mary, hide—
Hide me in Thy riven side.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9156

Author: Aldine S. Kieffer

Full name Aldine Silliman Kiefer Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In that dread and awful day
Title: The clefted side
Author: Aldine S. Kieffer
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ARFON (Minor)

ARFON is originally a six-phrase Welsh folk tune in minor tonality entitled 'Tros y Garreg." Named for a district on the mainland of northern Wales opposite Mon and Anglesey, the tune was published in Edward Jones's Relicks of the Welsh Bards (1784). In the later nineteenth century ARFON was associa…

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