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The Weary Souls 83b

The Sacred Harp, 2012 Revised Cooper Edition

Composer: Arranged by Jesse T. White, 1844
Alto: B. P. Poyner, 1902
Poet: John Adam Granade, 1804
Meter: Common Meter Double (8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
Ye weary, heavy-laden souls,
Who are opprest and sore,
Ye trav’lers thro’ the wilderness
To Canaan’s peaceful shore.
Thro’ chilling winds and beating rains,
And waters deep and cold,
And enemies surrounding us
Take courage and be bold.

Ye weary, heavy laden'd souls,, Stanza 1
Farewell, my brethren in the Lord,
Who are for Canaan bound,
And should we never meet again
’Till Gabriel’s trump shall sound.
I hope that I shall meet you there
On that delightful shore,
In mansions of eternal bliss,
Where parting is no more.

Ye weary, heavy laden'd souls,, Stanza 8