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Poyner 41

The Sacred Harp, 2012 Revised Cooper Edition

Composer: Wilson Marion Cooper, 1905
Poet: Isaac Watts, 1707
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
How long, dear Savior, O how long
Shall this bright hour delay?
Fly swift around, ye wheels of time,
And bring the promised day.


Lo, what a glorious Sight appears, Stanza 6
2
His own soft hand shall wipe the tears
From evíry weeping eye,
And pains and groans and griefs and fears
Are felt and feared no more.


Lo, what a glorious Sight appears, Stanza 5
3
From the third heavín where God resides,
That holy, happy place,
The New Jerusalem came down
Adorníd with shining grace.


Lo, what a glorious Sight appears, Stanza 2
4
Attending angels shout for joy,
And the bright angels sing,
Mortals behold the sacred seat
Of our descending King.


Lo, what a glorious Sight appears, Stanza 3