My heart is fill'd with longing
To pass away in peace;
For woes are round me, thronging,
And trials will not cease.
Oh fain would I be hasting
From thee, dark world of gloom,
To gladness everlasting;
O Jesus! quickly come!
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--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >