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The Hope of Heaven (Primrose Hill) 43

The Sacred Harp, 2012 Revised Cooper Edition

Composer: The Sacred Harp, 1844
Poet: Isaac Watts, 1707
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
When I can read my title clear
To mansions in the skies,
Iíll bid farewell to evíry fear,
And wipe my weeping eyes.


When I can read my Title clear, Stanza 1
2
Should earth against my soul engage,
And fiery darts by hurled,
Then I can smile at Satanís rage,
And face a frowning world.


When I can read my Title clear, Stanza 2
3
Let cares like a wild deluge come,
And storms of sorrow fall!
May I but safely reach my home,
My God, my heavín, my all.


When I can read my Title clear, Stanza 3
4
There I shall bathe my weary soul
In seas of heavínly rest,
And not a wave of trouble roll
Across my peaceful breast.


When I can read my Title clear, Stanza 4