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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

When God in mercy let me see

When God in mercy let me see

Author: S. E. Paxson
Tune: [When God in mercy let me see]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When God in mercy let me see
The preciousness of Jesus,
My sin became an agony,
‘Til I found rest in Jesus.

The worth of worlds could never show
The preciousness of Jesus;
The heav'ns will fade, but never so,
The preciousness of Jesus.

2 The angels find no better song,
The preciousness of Jesus,
Yet I can sing with cause more strong,
The preciousness of Jesus. [Refrain]

3 Be this my theme forevermore,
The preciousness of Jesus;
I'll fully know when time is o'er,
The preciousness of Jesus. [Refrain]

Source: Favorites Number 1: A Collection of Gospel Songs #27

Author: S. E. Paxson

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Text Information

First Line: When God in mercy let me see
Author: S. E. Paxson
Refrain First Line: The worth of worlds could never show



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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Favorites Number 1 #27

Gospel Truth in Song #d84

Gospel Truth in Song No. 3 #d181

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The Greatest Hymns #406

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