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Edgefield 82b

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Jesse T. White, 1844
Poet: John Newton, 1779
Meter: 8s (8,8,8,8)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
How tedious and tasteless the hours
When Jesus no longer I see!
Sweet prospects, sweet birds, and sweet flow’rs,
Have lost all their sweetness to me.


How tedious and tasteless the hours,, Stanza 1 (Lines 1, 2, 3, & 4)
2
His name yields the sweetest perfume,
And sweeter than music His voice;
His presence disperses my gloom,
And makes all within me rejoice.


How tedious and tasteless the hours,, Stanza 2 (Lines 1, 2, 3, & 4)