The Glad Refrain

Lonely over life’s desert way

Author: George P. Hott
Tune: [Lonely over life's desert way]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Lonely o’er life’s desert way,
Pilgrims roam the vale of tears;
Earthly hope and earthly gain
Yield a heritage of fears.
While the path more brightly shines,
For the heav’nly pilgrim’s feet,
And eternal mansions fair
Wait his longing eyes to greet.

2 May I in these pleasures share,
Lay my heavy burdens down;
Cast on Jesus ev’ry care,
Wait the faithful servant’s crown?
Unto you the promise is:
“Cheer, oh, cheer thee,” hear Him say,
“E’er My promises shall fail,
Heaven and earth shall pass away.”

3 Humbly, Lamb of God, I come,
Bowing prostrate at Thy feet;
Take, oh, take me as I am,
Make me for Thy service meet.
Heav’nly arches catch the strain,
Angels sing it o’er and o’er;
Earth, repeat the glad refrain,
“Jesus reigns forevermore.”

Source: Crowning Day No. 4 #246

Author: George P. Hott

20th Century Hott, a minister in the United Brethren Church, was Principal of Shenandoah Collegiate Institute (now Shenandoah University), Winchester, Virginia (1887-96). His works include: Christ the Teacher (Dayton, Ohio: United Brethren Publishing House, 1900) --www.hymntime.com… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lonely over life’s desert way
Title: The Glad Refrain
Author: George P. Hott
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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