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Desire for Piety 76b

The Sacred Harp, 2012 Revised Cooper Edition

Composer: Benjamin Franklin White, 1844
Alto: Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Poet: Edward Trivett, c1772; Alt. Purifyís Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1823
Meter: Long Meter Half (8,8)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
íTis my desire with God to walk
íTill the warfare is over, hallelujah,
And with His children pray and talk
íTill the warfare is over, hallelujah,

(Chorus)


íTis my Desire with God to walk,, Stanza 1a
Chorus
Cry Amen, pray on
íTill the warfare is over, hallelujah.


2
íTis my desire above the rest
íTill the warfare is over, hallelujah,
To lean my head on Jesusí breast
íTill the warfare is over, hallelujah,

(Chorus)


íTis my Desire with God to walk,, Stanza 8a