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Frozen Heart 93

The Sacred Harp, 2012 Revised Cooper Edition

Composer: Arranged by Elisha J. King, 1844
Alto: Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Poet: Joseph Hart, 1762 (1st, 2nd, & 3rd Stanzas); Original Sacred Harp, 1911 (4th Stanza)
Meter: Long Meter (8,8,8,8)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
Lord, shed a beam of heavínly day
To melt this stubborn stone away;
And thaw, with rays of love divine
This heart, this frozen heart of mine.


Oh! for a glance of heav'nly day, Stanza 1
2
To hear the sorrows Thou hast felt,
All but an adamant would melt;
Goodness and wrath in vain combine
To move this stupid heart of mine.


Oh! for a glance of heav'nly day, Stanza 3
3
But One can yet perform the deed;
That One in all His grace I need;
Thy Spirit can from dross refine
And melt this stubborn heart of mine.


Oh! for a glance of heav'nly day, Stanza 5
4
O Breath of life, breathe on my soul!
On me let streams of mercy roll;
Now thaw with rays of love divine,
This heart, this frozen heart of mine.


Oh! for a glance of heav'nly day, Stanza 6