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LIGHTNING IN THE NIGHT




A Glance from heavín, with sweet effect,
Sometimes my pensive spirit cheers;
But, ere I can my thoughts collect,
As suddenly it disappears.


So lightning in the gloom of night,
Affords a momentary day;
Disclosing objects full in sight,
Which soon as seen, are snatched away.


Ah! what avail these pleasing scenes!
They do but aggravate my pain;
While darkness quickly intervenes,
And swallows up my joys again.


But shall I murmur at relief?
Though short, it was a precious view;
Sent to control my unbelief,
And prove that what I read is true.


The lightningís flash did not create
The opíning prospect it revealed;
But only showed the real state
Of what the darkness had concealed.


Just so, we by a glimpse discern
The glorious things within the veil;
That when in darkness, we may learn
To live by faith, till light prevail.


The Lordís great day will soon advance,
Dispersing all the shades of night;
Then we no more shall need a glance,
But see by an eternal Light.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
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      MUSIC
      Name: AFFECTION
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1838
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        # 315C
        # 430C
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