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I've Been Longing That The Shadows

I've been longing that the shadows

Author: Ellen M. Dyer
Tune: I OBEY
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I’ve been longing that the shadows
All might pass away.
Deeming not that I could send them
Speeding on their way.
Now, I bid you go, My children
You whom I have made!
Give your place to Heav’n-born treasures
That can cast no shade.

2 What are these, my new-found blessings?
Strength, and joy, and love;
Peace and rest in simply doing
The sweet will of God.
All my longing, my repining,
Lord, I yield to Thee.
Lo! my sun is brightly shining,
All my shadows flee!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8920

Author: Ellen M. Dyer

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Text Information

First Line: I've been longing that the shadows
Title: I've Been Longing That The Shadows
Author: Ellen M. Dyer
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8920
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #8920

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