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The darkened sky how thick it lowers




The darkened sky, how thick it lowers!
Troubled with storms, and big with showers;
No cheerful gleam of light appears,
But nature pours forth all her tears.


Yet, let the sons of grace revive;
God bids the soul that seeks him live;
And from the gloomiest shade of night
Calls forth a morning of delight.


The seeds of ecstasy unknown
Are in these watered furrows sown;
See the green blades, how thick they rise,
And with fresh verdure bless our eyes.


In secret foldings they contain
Unnumbered ears of golden grain:
And heaven shall pour its beams around,
Till the ripe harvest load the ground.


Then shall the trembling mourner come,
And bind his sheaves, and bear them home;
The voice long broke with sighs shall sing,
Till heaven with hallelujahs ring.


---Alternative verses---


Yet, let the sons of God revive;
He bids the soul that seeks him live;
And from the gloomiest shade of night
Calls forth a morning of delight.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs:
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1854# 328
      1851# 457
      MUSIC
      Name: HESPERUS (ELIM)
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1854,1862
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 39 No key
        # 325E
        # 791E
        # 387E
        # 501F
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