My Soul Abounds with Joy 460
Tune: George L. Beck, 1929
Lyrics: George L. Beck, 1929
Meter: Common Meter Double (8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6)
While trav'ling thro' this world below
Where sore affliction come
My soul abounds with joy to know
That I will rest at home.
Yes, when my eyes are closed in death,
My body cease to roam,
I'll bid farewell to all below,
And meet my friends at home.
Beck wrote this song in September of 1929, and inscribed it: “Dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Thompson.” The music is a major companion to Seaborn Denson's Praise God, located on page 328 in the Denson Revision of The Sacred Harp.