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Lonely and weary by sorrows oppressed

Lonely and weary by sorrows oppressed

Author: Horace L. Hastings
Tune: TRIUMPH (Merrill)
Published in 23 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Lonely and weary, by sorrow oppressed,
Onward we hasten with longings for rest,
Bidding adieu to the world with its pride,
Longing to stand by Immanuel's side
Though we are pilgrims, before us now rise
Visions of glory rejoicing our eyes.
Bright are the crowns that we hope soon to wear,
Blessed the rest; O we long to be there.

2 There is the city in splendor sublime;
O, how its turrets and battlements shine!
Pearls are its portals, surpassingly bright,
Jasper its walls, and the Lamb is its light.
Pathways of gold that blest city adorn,
Glittering with glory far brighter than morn;
Angels stand beck'ning us onward to share
Glory unfading; we long to be there.

3 Rivers are gliding 'mid unfading trees,
Songs of the ransomed are borne on the breeze;
Glory-gilt mountains resplendent are seen,
Valleys and hills clad in Eden-like green;
There shall be glory of God ever be,
Filling the earth as the waves fill the sea;
There shall the ransomed, immortal and fair,
Evermore dwell; O, we long to be there.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #620

Author: Horace L. Hastings

Hastings, Horace Lorenzo, was born at Blandford, Mass., Nov. 26, 1831; commenced writing hymns, and preaching, in his 17th year, and laboured as an evangelist in various parts of the U. S. In 1866 he established The Christian, a monthly paper, in which many of his hymns have appeared, and in 1865 the Scriptural Tract Repository in Boston. He published Social Hymns, Original and Selected, Boston, 1865; Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part i., 1880; and in August, 1886, the same completed, to tho extent of 1533 hymns, 450 of which are original and signed "H." The best known of these is "Shall we meet beyond the river," written in N. Y. city, 1858, and lately published as a leaflet in 14 stanzas of 8 lines. The text i… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lonely and weary by sorrows oppressed
Author: Horace L. Hastings
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 23 of 23)
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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #879

Advent Hymn Book #d62

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Hymns and Tunes #296

Hymns for Second Advent Believers #d72

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d637

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Hymns of the "Jubilee Harp" #a483

Second Advent Hymn Book #d35

Second Advent Hymn Book #d55

Social Hymns, Original and Selected #d97

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Songs for Service #215

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Songs of Pilgrimage #1377

Spiritual Melodies #d190

Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d220

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d485

The Christian Lyre #d228

The Christians' Songster #d70

The Gospel Praise Book #d255

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The Harp #691

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The Harp. 2nd ed. #a691

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The Jubilee Harp #483

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The Pilgrims' Songster #73

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #620

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