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The Blessed Lamb 54

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: The Sacred Harp, 1869
Poet: William Williams, (1717-1791) in Welsh; Translated by William Griffiths, 1822; and Harrod's Social and Camp-Meeting Songs, 1819
Meter: 8s,7s Double (8,7,8,7,8,7,8,7)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
See the happy spirits waiting
On the banks beyond the stream;
Sweet responses still repeating
Jesus, Jesus is their theme.
See they whisper; Hark! they call me,
Sister spirit, come away;
Lo, I come, earth canít contain me;
Hail, ye realms of endless day!

(Chorus)


Great Redeemer, friend of sinners,, Stanza 3
Brethren, see my Jesus coming,, Stanza 3
Chorus
Hail the blessed Lamb,
Glory to His name.