The Christian's hope

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1. While trav'ling thro this dreary land,
O'er mountain heights or desert sand;
Hope makes the drooping spirits rise,
And cheers me on to reach the prize.

Chorus:
Oh blessed hope!
Oh precious hope!
It lifts the vail and now I see
That land of light where comes no night
Where I shall live eternally.

2. This Blessed Hope is dear to me,
It lifts me up till I can see
That jasper city bright and fair,
Beyond this world of toil and care. [Chorus]

3. This world no Hope like this can give,
Nor life so sweet as this to live;
No longer I in darkness grope,
For now I walk by light of Hope. [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #3

Author: Clarence M. Seamans

Seamans, Clarence Milton. (Johnston, Rhode Island, February 8, 1869--July 21, 1939, Whitman, Massachusetts). Direct descendant of Roger Williams, the founder of the Rhode Island Colony. Seamans married Annie May Bennett on October 8, 1890; they had four children. Ordained to the ministry of the Advent Christian Church, he served their churches in Pascoag and River Point, R.I.; Dover, New Hampshire; Chelsea, Springfield, and Boston, Mass.; and Rutland, Vermont. His last 19 years were spent as pastor in Whitman, Mass. For many years, he was secretary of the Massachusetts Advent Christian Conference and of the Marion (Mass.) Campmeeting Association. He was also active in the Alton Bay (N.H.) Campmeeting Association. He contributed many arti… Go to person page >

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First Line: While traveling through
Title: The Christian's hope
Author: Clarence M. Seamans
Refrain First Line: B blessed hope
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