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The Dying Minister 83b

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Eld. Edmund Dumas, 1854
Alto: Seaborn McDaniel Denson, 1911
Poet: Berryman T. Hicks, 1835
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
The time is swiftly rolling on,
When I must faint and die;
My body to the dust return,
And there forgotten lie.


The time is swiftly rolling on, Stanza 1
2
Let persecution rage around,
And antichrist appear;
My silent dust beneath the ground,
There’s no disturbance there.


The time is swiftly rolling on, Stanza 2
3
My brother preachers, fare you well,
Your fellowship I love;
In time no more I shall you see,
And soon we’ll meet above.


The time is swiftly rolling on, Stanza 5