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O WHEN shall I see Jesus!

Poet: John Leland, 1793
Meter: 7s,6s (7,6,7,6)
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
1
O WHEN shall I see Jesus!
And dwell with him above?
To drink the flowing fountains,
Of ever lasting love.
When shall I be deliver'd
From this vain world of sin/
And with my blessed Jesus,
Drink endless pleasure in.


Bound For Canaan 82t, Stanzas 1 & 2
The Morning Trumpet 85, Stanzas 1 & 2

Bound for Canaan 82, Stanzas 1 & 2
The Morning Trumpet 85, Stanzas 1 & 2
2
But now I am a soldier,
My Captain's gone before,
He's given me my orders,
And tells me not to fear;
And as he has prov'd faithful,
A crown of life he'll give,
And all his val'ant sold'ers,
Eternal life shall live.


The Morning Trumpet 85, Stanzas 3 & 4

Bound for Canaan 82, Stanzas 3 & 4
The Morning Trumpet 85, Stanzas 3 & 4
3
Through grace I am determin'd
To conquer tho' I die,
And then away to Jesus,
On wings of love I'll fly;
Farewell to sin and sorrow,
I bid it all adieu:
And you my friends, prove faithful,
And on your way pursue.


The Morning Trumpet 85, Stanzas 5 & 6

Bound for Canaan 82 (Lines 1, 2, 3, & 4), Stanza 5
The Morning Trumpet 85, Stanzas 5 & 6 BR>
4
And when you meet with troubles,
And trials on your way,
Then cast your care on Jesus,
And don't forget to pray:
Gird on the heav'nly armour,
Of faith, that works by love;
And when the war is ended,
You'll reign with him above.


The Morning Trumpet 85, Stanzas 7 & 8

The Morning Trumpet 85, Stanzas 7 & 8
5
O do not be discourag'd,
For Jesus is your friend;
And if you lack for knowledge,
He'll not refuse to lend:
Neither will he upbraid you,
Though often you request,
He'll give you grace to conquer
And take you up to rest.


The Morning Trumpet 85, Stanzas 9 & 10

The Morning Trumpet 85, Stanzas 9 & 10

Clay, Eleazar. Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected from Several Approved Authors. Richmond: John Dixon, 1793.