The Weary Souls 83b
Tune: Arranged by Jesse T. White, 1844
Alto: B. P. Poyner, 1902
Lyrics: John A. Granade, 1804
Meter: Common Meter Double (8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6)
Ye weary, heavy-laden souls,
Who are opprest and sore,
Ye trav’lers thro’ the wilderness
To Canaan’s peaceful shore.
Thro’ chilling winds and beating rains,
And waters deep and cold,
And enemies surrounding us
Take courage and be bold.
Farewell, my brethren in the Lord,
Who are for Canaan bound,
And should we never meet again
’Till Gabriel’s trump shall sound.
I hope that I shall meet you there
On that delightful shore,
In mansions of eternal bliss,
Where parting is no more.