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When bending o'er the brink of life My trembling




When, bending o'er the brink of life,
My trembling soul shall stand,
Waiting to pass death's awful flood,
Great God, at thy command;


When weeping friends surround my bed,
And close my sightless eyes;
When shattered by the weight of years
This broken body lies:


When every long loved scene of life
Stands ready to depart;
When the last sigh that shakes the frame
Shall rend this bursting heart:


Thou Source of life and joy supreme,
Whose arm alone can save,
Dispel the darkness that surrounds
The entrance to the grave.


Lay thy supporting, gentle hand
Beneath my sinking head,
And with a ray of love divine,
Illume my dying bed.


Leaning on thy dear faithful breast,
May I resign my breath!
And, in thy fond embraces, lose
"The bitterness of death!"


---Alternative verses---


When, bending o'er the brink of life,
My trembling soul shall stand,
And wait to pass death's awful flood,
Great God, at thy command;


O, thou great Source of joy supreme,
Whose arm alone can save.
Dispel the darkness that surrounds
The entrance to the grave!



Lay thy supporting, gentle hand
Beneath my sinking head,
And let a beam of light divine
Illume my dying bed.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs: 1 Sa 15:32;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1866# 1185
      MUSIC
      Name: ST. AGNES, DURHAM
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1866
        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 (C.M.)
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