There never shall the sun go down

There never shall the sun go down

Author: Alice Cary
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 There never shall the sun go down
From the lamenting day;
There storms shall never rise to beat
The light of love away.

2 There living streams thro' deathless flowers
Are flowing free and wide;
There souls that thirsted here below
Drink, and are satisfied.

3 I know my longing shall be filled,
When this weak, wasting clay
Is folded like a garment, from
My soul, and laid away.

4 Oh, what a blissful heritage
On such as I to fall;
Possessed of thee, my Lord, my God,
I am possessed of all.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #963

Author: Alice Cary

Alice Cary (1820-1871) was born and raised in Mount Healthy in Hamilton County, Ohio. Her family had come from Lyme, New Hampshire when her grandfather was given land in return for his service in the Continental Army. She had been nationally recognized as an interpreter of pioneer traditions. Her short story collections depict Mount Healthy as it was transformed from an isolated rural village to a Cincinnati suburb. She and her sister Phoebe wrote for local religious periodicals before Alice moved to New York City. John Greenleaf Whitier praised Alice's stories as "simple, natural, truthful [with] a keen sense of humor and pathos of the comedy and tragedy of life in the country." Her hymn "Along the mountain track of life" was published i… Go to person page >

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First Line: There never shall the sun go down
Author: Alice Cary
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Voice of Praise #963

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