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O may I worthy prove to see,

The happy hopeful Saint.

Poet: Baltimore Collection, 1801
Meter: Long Meter (8,8,8,8)
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
1
O may I worthy prove to see,
The saints in full prosperity;
To see the bright the glittering bride,
Close seated by her Saviour's side.
Hallelujah.



2
O may I find some humble seat,
Beneath my dear redeemer's feet;
A servant as before I've been,
And sing salvation to my king.
Hallelujah.



3
I'm glad that I am born to die,
From grief and woe my soul shall fly;
Bright angels shall convey me home,
Away to new Jerusalem.
Hallelujah.



4
I'll praise him while he lends me breath,
I hope to praise him after death,
I hope to praise him when I die,
And shout salvation as I fly.
Hallelujah.



5
Farewell vain world, I'm going home
My Saviour smiles and bids me come;
Sweet angels beckon me away,
To sing God's praise in endless day.
Hallelujah.


Service of the Lord 80b, Stanzas 1 & 2

Service of the Lord 80b, Stanzas 1 & 2
Farewell, Vain World 95t, Stanzas 1 & 2
6
I soon shall pass that veil of death,
And in his arms I'll loose my breath;
And then my happy soul shall tell
My Jesus has done all things well.
Hallelujah.



7
I soon shall hear the awful sound,
Awake ye nations under ground;
Arise and drop your dying shrouds,
And meet king Jesus in the clouds.
Hallelujah.



8
When to that blessed world I rise,
And join the anthems in the skies,
This note above the rest shall swell,
My Jesus has done all things well.
Hallelujah.



9
Then shall I see my blessed God,
And praise him in his bright abode;
My theme through all eternity
Shall glory, glory, glory be.
Hallelujah.




Hymns and Spiritual Songs, for the Use of Christians Including a Number Never Before Published. Baltimore Md.: Printed by M’Crea & Barnhill, 1801.