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Burk 92

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Benjamin Franklin White, 1844
Poet: Parkinsonís A Selection of Hymns and Sacred Songs, 1809
Meter: 7s,6s (7,6,7,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
The glorious light of Zion
Is spreading far and wide,
And sinners now are coming
Unto the gospel tide.

(Chorus)


The glorious light of Zion is spreading far and wide,, Stanza 1 (Lines 1 & 2)
Chorus
To see the saints in glory,
And the angels stand inviting,
To welcome sinners home.


2
The glory of King Jesus
Triumphant doth arise,
And sinners crowd around it
With bitter groans and cries.

(Chorus)


The glorious light of Zion is spreading far and wide,, Stanza 1 (Lines 3 & 4)