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If Christ Be in My Arms (Grafton) 494

Tune: Joseph Stone, 1793; Arranged by J. W. Livings, 1909
Lyrics: Isaac Watts, 1709
Meter: Common Meter Double (8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6)
Jesus the vision of Thy face,
Hath overpow'ring charms;
Scarce shall I feel death's cold embrace
If Christ be in my arms.
Then while you hear my heartstrings break,
How sweet the minutes roll,
A mortal paleness on my cheeks
And glory in my soul.