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The Weary Soul 72t

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Arranged by Jesse T. White, 1844
Alto: William Walker, 1866
Poet: John Adam Granade, 1804
Meter: Common Meter Double (8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
Ye weary, heavy-laden souls
Who are oppressed and sore,
Ye trav'lers through the wilderness
To Canaan's peaceful shore,
Though chilling winds and beating rains,
And waters deep and cold,
And enemies surrounding us,
Take courage and be bold.

Ye weary, heavy laden'd souls,, Stanza 1
Farewell, my brethren in the Lord,
Who are for Canaan bound,
And should we never meet again
Till Gabriel's trump shall sound,
I hope that I shall meet you there
On that delightful shore,
In mansions of eternal bliss,
Where parting is no more.

Ye weary, heavy laden'd souls,, Stanza 8