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New Harmony 406

Tune: Miss Maria Lucinda Anna Lancaster, 1859
Alto: W. J. McCoy, 1902
Lyrics: Myers’ The Zion Songster, 1829
Meter: 8s,7s Double Iambic (8,7,8,7,8,7,8,7)
I want to live a Christian here,
I want to die a shouting,
I want to feel a Saviour near,
While soul and body's parting;
I want to see bright angels stand
And waiting to receive me,
To bear my soul to Canaan's land,
Where Christ is gone before me.

O that I had some humble place,
Where I might hide from sorrow;
Where I might see my Savior's face,
And there by freed from terror.
O! had I wings like Noah's dove,
I'd leave this word and Satan,
And fly away to realms above,
Where Jesus stands inviting.