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nPHERE is a fold whence none can stray,
And pastures ever green,
Where sultry sun, or stormy" day,
Or night, is never seen.
2 Far up the everlasting hills,
In God's own light, it lies;
His smile its vast dimension fills
With joy that never dies.
3 One narrow vale, one darksome wave,
Divides that land from this;
I have a Shepherd pledged to save,
And bear me home to bliss.
4 Soon at his feet my soul will lie,
In life's last struggling breath;
But I shall only seem to die,
I shall not taste of death.
5 Far from this guilty world, to be
Exempt from toil and strife;
To spend eternity with thee,—
My Saviour, this is life!
East, John, sometime Curate of St. Michael's, Bath, and Rector of Croscombe, Somerset, pub.:—
(1) Psalmody for the Churches: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns arranged for Public Worship in the Churches and Chapels throughout the Rectory of Bath, &c, 1838. (2) The Sabbath Harp, a collection of Sacred Poetry, n.d.; and (3) My Saviour; or, Devotional Meditations in Prose and Verse, 3rd ed., 1836.
The following hymns by this author have come into common use:—
1. Come unto Me, ye weary, come. Invitation and Response. In his Sabbath Harp, n.d., in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and signed "J. E."
2. Lord of the Soul and its light. The Light of Life. From the Sabbath Harp into a few American hymnals.
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Display Title: There Is A Fold Whence None Can StrayFirst Line: There is a fold whence none can strayTune Title: ELIMAuthor: John EastMeter: CMSource: My Saviour; or, Devotional Meditations in Prose and Verse, 1836