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Service of the Lord 80b

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Elisha J. King, 1844
Alto: Original Sacred Harp, 1911
Poet: Baltimore Collection, 1801
Meter: Long Meter Half (8,8)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
Farewell, vain world, Iím going home,
I am bound to die in the army,
My Savior smiles and bids me come,
I am bound to die in the army.

(Chorus)


O may I worthy prove to see,, Stanza 5 (lines 1 & 2)
Chorus
I am bound to live in the service of the Lord,
I am bound to die in the army.


2
Sweet angels beckon me away,
I am bound to die in the army,
To sing Godís praise in endless day,
I am bound to die in the army.

(Chorus)


O may I worthy prove to see,, Stanza 5 (lines 3 & 4)