When Will My Sweet Release Be Signed

When will my sweet release be signed

Author: Susanna Harrison
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 When will my sweet release be signed,
To quit this house of clay?
When shall my spirit, unconfined,
To glory wing her way?

2 O how I loathe this mortal life,
I hate this slavish fear;
I long to end this tedious strife
With sin and sorrow here.

3 I long to see a smiling God,
In everlasting light;
When shall I reach His blest abode,
And gain th’enraptured sight?

4 My towering thoughts disdain to roll
Amongst these earthly toys;
Jesus is dearer to my soul
Than life with all its joys.

5 Make haste, my days, fly faster still,
And bring me to the place,
To that delightful, holy hill,
Where Jesus shows His face.

6 Why am I chained to earth so long,
Exposed to every snare?
When shall I join the heav’nly throng,
And dwell for ever there?

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8690

Author: Susanna Harrison

Harrison, Susanna, invalided from her work as a domestic servant at the age of 20, published Songs in the Night, 1780. This included 133 hymns, and passed through ten editions. She is known by "Begone, my worldly cares, away," and "O happy souls that love the Lord." Born in 1752 and died Aug. 3, 1784. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: When will my sweet release be signed
Title: When Will My Sweet Release Be Signed
Author: Susanna Harrison
Copyright: Public Domain; Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8690
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The Cyber Hymnal #8690

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