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Vale of Sorrow 83t

The Sacred Harp, 2012 Revised Cooper Edition

Composer: Benjamin Franklin White, 1844
Alto: Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Poet: Battle’s Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1814
Meter: Particular Meter: 7,6,7,6,8,6,7,6
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
While in this vale of sorrow,
I travel on in pain;
My heart is fixed on Jesus,
I hope the prize to gain;
But when I come to bid adieu
To those I dearly love,
My heart is often melted—
It is the grief of love.


While in this vale of sorrow,, Stanza 1
2
I’m on my way to glory;
By faith I look above,
And view the smiling Savior
Which fills my soul with love;
’Tis this that so constrains my soul
Poor sinners to entreat,
To seek the Father’s favor
Upon the mercy-seat.


While in this vale of sorrow,, Stanza 1