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Leander 71

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Tennessee Harmony, 1818
Poet: Isaac Watts, 1707
Meter: Common Meter Double (8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
My soul forsakes her vain delight
And bids the world farewell;
Base as the dirt beneath the feet
And mischievous as hell.
No longer will I ask your love,
Nor seek your friendship more;
The happiness that I approve
Is not within your powír.


My Soul forsakes her vain Delight,, Stanzas 1 & 2
2
Thereís nothing íround this spacious earth
That suits my soulís desire;
To boundless joy and solid mirth
My nobler thoughts aspire.
Oh, for the pinions of a dove
To mount the heavínly road;
There shall I share my Saviorís love,
There shall I dwell with God.


My Soul forsakes her vain Delight,, Stanzas 3 & 6