My Savior knows

The hour of my departure

Author: Mrs. E. W. Chapman
Tune: [The hour of my departure]
Published in 6 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 The hour of my departure
I may not know,
But Christ in love hath taught me
To watch while here below;
My lamp to keep bright burning
With oil divine,
That at the Lord’s appearing,
My soul with grace may shine.

The hour of my departure
My Savior knows,
And in his love confiding,
I dwell in sweet repose.

2 The hour of my departure
I’ll keep in view,
And strive, while here I linger,
Some precious work to do;
Some service for the Master,
Or cross to bear,
That I a crown unfading,
And robe of white may wear. [Refrain]

3 The hour of my departure
May soon be here;
To me the thought is joyful,
And yonder light is clear;
I see the sunlit mountains
Where I shall stand,
I hear the songs enchanting
Of yon celestial band. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #371

Author: Mrs. E. W. Chapman

Anzentia Igene (Angie) Perry Chapman, 1849-1889. Born near Lansing, MI, Angie was the wife of Free Methodist minister, Edwin W. Chapman. They had three children. She helped on his evangelism tours and rural preaching circuits. They worked in Sparta, MI, and helped found the first Free Methodist church in Grand Rapids, MI. She also wrote hymn lyrics. In 1888 they followed an evangelistic tour of Kansas, and them moved to Isabella County, MI. She died in Mt. Pleasant, MI. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The hour of my departure
Title: My Savior knows
Author: Mrs. E. W. Chapman
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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