'Twas a doleful night on Calvary's height

'Twas a doleful night on Calvary's height

Author: Annie Rebekah Smith
Tune: SAVIOUR COME
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 'Twas a doleful night on Calvary's hight,
When the Lamb of God was slain;
But hope's cheering ray shone bright o'er the day
When he rose from the tomb again.
O Jesus, my Saviour! dear Saviour, come!
Our hearts weary grow of thy long delay;
O hasten to gather us home.

2 I go, he said, to prepare a place,
Blest mansions in glory's domain;
And the promise sure, sweetly fell from his lips,
"For you I'll return again."

3 How long, O Lord, shall we watch and weep
For the rightful heir to reign?
And the myriad saints in silence sleep,
Who wait thy return regain?

4 See the signs fulfilled of his advent near!
Soon he comes in his kingdom to reign!
Not long will the wheels of his chariot stay,
That brings his return again.

5 The soul once bowed 'neath its burden of woe
Shall rejoice o'er the flowery plain,
And a dazzling crown deck the careworn brow,
When the King in his beauty shall reign!

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1152

Author: Annie Rebekah Smith

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First Line: 'Twas a doleful night on Calvary's height
Author: Annie Rebekah Smith
Refrain First Line: O Jesus, my Savior, dear Savior
Copyright: Public Domain

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