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When I can read my Title clear

The Hopes of Heaven our Support under Trials on Earth.

Poet: Isaac Watts, 1707
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
1
When I can read my Title clear
To Mansions in the Skies
I bid farewell to evíry Fear,
And wipe my weeping Eyes.


Ninety-Fifth 36b, Stanza 1
Primrose Hill 43, Stanza 1

Ninety-Fifth Psalm 36b, Stanza 1
The Hope of Heaven (Primrose Hill) 43, Stanza 1
2
Should Earth against my Soul engage,
And hellish Darts be hurlíd,
Then I can smile at Satanís Rage,
And face a frowning World.


Ninety-Fifth 36b, Stanza 2
Primrose Hill 43, Stanza 2

The Hope of Heaven (Primrose Hill) 43, Stanza 2
3
Let Cares like a wild Deluge come,
And Storms of Sorrow fall;
May I but safely reach my Home,
My GOD, my Heavín, my All:


Primrose Hill 43, Stanza 3

The Hope of Heaven (Primrose Hill) 43, Stanza 3
4
There shall I bathe my weary Soul
In Seas of heavínly Rest,
And not a Wave of Trouble roll
Across my peaceful Breast.


Ninety-Fifth 36b, Stanza 3
Primrose Hill 43, Stanza 4

Ninety-Fifth Psalm 36b, Stanza 2
The Hope of Heaven (Primrose Hill) 43, Stanza 4

Watts, Isaac. Hymns and Spiritual Songs: In Three Books. 1773 ed. London: S. Strahan et. al., 1773.