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I would not live alway I ask not to stay Where




I would not live alway; I ask not to stay
Where storm after storm rises dark o'er the way.
The few lurid mornings that dawn on us here
Suffice for life's woes, are enough for its cheer.


I would not live alway; thus fettered by sin,
Temptation without and corruption within;
E'en rapture of pardon is mingled with fears,
The cup of thanksgiving with penitent tears.


I would not live alway; no, welcome the tomb:
Since Jesus hath lain there, I dread not its gloom.
There sweet be my rest till He bids me arise
To hail Him in triumph descending the skies.


Ah, who would live alway, away from his God,
Away from yon heaven, that blissful abode,
Where rivers of pleasure flow o'er the bright plains
And noontide of glory eternally reigns;


Where saints of all ages in harmony meet
Their Saviour and brethren transported to greet,
While anthems of rapture unceasingly roll,
The smile of the Lord is the feast of the soul?


---Alternative verses---


I would not live alway; I ask not to stay
Where storm after storm rises dark o'er the way:
I would not live alway: no, welcome the tomb,
Since Jesus hath lain there, I dread not its gloom.


I would not live alway: I ask not to stay
Where storm after storm rises dark o'er the way;
The few lurid mornings that dawn on us here.
Are enough for life's woes, full enough for its cheer.


Who, who would live alway, away from his God,
Away from yon heaven, that blissful abode,
Where rivers of pleasure flow o'er the bright plains
And the noontide of glory eternally reigns;


Who, who would live alway, away from his God;
Away from yon heaven, that blissful abode,
Where the rivers of pleasure flow o'er the bright plains.
And the noontide of glory eternally reigns.


Where saints of all ages in harmony meet
Their Saviour and brethren transported to greet,
While the anthems of rapture unceasingly roll,
The smile of the Lord is the feast of the soul!


Where the saints of all ages in harmony meet
Their Saviour and brethren transported to greet,
While the anthems of rapture unceasingly roll,
And the smile of the Lord is the feast of the soul!

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LYRICS
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: c.1824
      Bible Refs: Job 7:16;
      MUSIC
      Name: FREDERICK
      Meter: 11 11 11 11
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1833
        SCORE PREVIEW
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        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 647F
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        11 11 11 11
        11 11 11 11
        11 11 11 11

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