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Sharpsburg 39b

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: John Palmer Rees and J. A. Z. Shell, 1869
Alto: Seaborn McDaniel Denson, 1911
Poet: Philip Doddridge, 1755
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
Blest Jesus while in mortal flesh
I hold my frail abode
Still would my spirit rest on Thee,
My Savior and my God.


My Jesus, while in mortal Flesh, Stanza 1
2
On Thy dear cross I fix my eyes,
My trust on Thee complete,
Till love dissolves my inmost soul
At my Redeemerís feet.


My Jesus, while in mortal Flesh, Stanza 4
3
Be dead my heart, to worldly charms,
Be dead to evíry sin;
And tell the boldest foe without
That Jesus reigns within.


My Jesus, while in mortal Flesh, Stanza 5