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Carnsville 109

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Elisha J. King, 1844
Alto: Dr. William Hauser, 1848
Poet: Caleb Jarvis Taylor, 1815
Meter: Particular Meter: 7,7,7,6,7,7,7,6
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
I love my blessed Savior,
I feel I'm in His favor,
And I am His forever,
If I but faithful prove;
And now I'm bound for Canaan,
I feel my sins forgiven,
And soon shall get to heaven
To sing redeeming love.

I LOVE my blessed Saviour,, Stanza 1
Poor sinners may deride me,
And unbelievers chide me,
But nothing shall divide me
From Jesus, my best friend;
Supported by His power,
I long to see the hour
That bids my spirit tower,
And all my troubles end.

I LOVE my blessed Saviour,, Stanza 2
The pleasing time is hast'ning,
My tott'ring frame is wasting.
Whilst I'm engaged in praising,
Impelled by His love.
When yonder shining orders,
Who sing on Canaan's borders,
Shall bear me to the Lord there,
To praise His name above.

I LOVE my blessed Saviour,, Stanza 3