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Look O my soul within the veil

Look O my soul within the veil

Author: Susanna Harrison
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Look, O my soul, within the veil,
View that unnumbered throng,
Whose joys can never, never fail,
While Jesus is their song.

2 O happy souls! for ever freed
From sin and every snare,
They reign with their exalted Head,
And palms of victory bear.

3 They glory in their conquering God,
And see Him as He is:
Their robes are spotless through His blood,
Their happiness like His.

4 But I am in a world of woe,
Acquainted still with grief;
Affliction I’m ordained to know,
When shall I get relief?

5 They once were sore distressed, like me,
Till Heav’n subdued their fear;
They sailed o’er tribulation’s sea
Before they landed there.

6 Then may I live by faith on God,
On every promise giv’n;
And still confide in Jesu’s blood,
And wait resigned for Heav’n.

7 Jesus will surely bring me there
In His appointed time;
On Him, my soul, cast all thy care,
Rely alone on Him.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8693

Author: Susanna Harrison

Harrison, Susanna, invalided from her work as a domestic servant at the age of 20, published Songs in the Night, 1780. This included 133 hymns, and passed through ten editions. She is known by "Begone, my worldly cares, away," and "O happy souls that love the Lord." Born in 1752 and died Aug. 3, 1784. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Look O my soul within the veil
Author: Susanna Harrison
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8693
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The Cyber Hymnal #8693

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