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Guiding Spirit 86

The Sacred Harp, 2012 Revised Cooper Edition

Composer: Paine Denson, 1935; Arranged by Vernon E. Austin, 1950
Poet: Isaac Watts, 1707 (Verse); C. H. Austin, 1950 (Chorus)
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
Our life is ever on the wing,
And death is ever nigh,
The moment when our life begins
We all begin to die.

(Chorus)


Time! what an empty Vapour 'tis!, Stanza 3
Chorus
Then the eternal spirit guides,
Our souls by day and night,
And when we reach the heavínly land
Our souls shall be at rest.


Then the eternal spirits guides,, Stanza 1