The Dying Christian 123t
Tune: Arranged by Elisha J. King, 1844
Alto: Mrs. Anna L. (Cooper) Blackshear, 1902
Lyrics: Benjamin Francis, 1795
Meter: 11s,8s (11,8,11,8)
Ye objects of sense and enjoyments of time,
Which oft have delighted my heart,
I soon shall exchange you for views more sublime,
For joys that shall never depart.
Thou, Lord of the day, and thou, Queen of the night,
To me ye no longer are known;
I soon shall behold, with increasing delight,
A sun that shall never go down.