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O THAT I WERE AS IN MONTHS PAST




Sweet was the time when first I felt
The Saviour's pardoning blood
Applied, to cleanse my soul from guilt,
And bring me home to God.


Soon as the morn the light revealed,
His praises tuned my tongue;
And when the evening shades prevailed,
His love was all my song.


In vain the tempter spread his wiles,
The world no more could charm;
I lived upon my Saviour's smiles,
And leaned upon his arm.


In prayer my soul drew near the Lord,
And saw his glory shine;
And when I read his holy word,
I called each promise mine.


Then to his saints I often spoke;
Of what his love had done;
But now my heart is almost broke,
For all my joys are gone.


Now when the evening shade prevails,
My soul in darkness mourns,
And when the morn the light reveals,
No light to me returns.


My prayers are now a chattering noise,
For Jesus hides his face;
I read, the promise meets my eyes,
But will not reach my case.


Now Satan threatens to prevail,
And make my soul his prey;
Yet, Lord, thy mercies cannot fail,
O come without delay.


---Alternative verses---


In prayer my soul drew near the Lord,
And saw his glories shine;
And when I read his holy word,
I called each promise mine.


But now, when evening shade prevails,
My soul in darkness mourns,
And when the morn the light reveals,
No light to me returns.


Rise, Lord, and help me to prevail;
O make my soul thy care;
I know thy mercy can not fail;
Let me that mercy share.


Rise, Lord, now help me to prevail,
And make my soul thy care;
I know thy mercy cannot fail
Let me that mercy share.


Rise, Saviour! help me to prevail,
And make my soul thy care;
I know thy mercy cannot fail
Let me that mercy share.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1779
      Bible Refs: Job 29:2;
      MUSIC
      Name: EVAN
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1847,1850
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)

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