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O, let us exalt our dear Lord and proclaim,
In songs of true gratitude, praise to His name!
As songs of the angels in sweetest accord,
Our thanks and our praises shall rise to the Lord.
-- Zion's Harp # 165

Hymn Information

The Shining Shore




Author
David Nelson in 1835

Composer
George F. Root in 1855

Arranger
Daniel Protheroe

Notes
See http://www.breadsite.org/hymnstories/theshiningshore.htm for information about this hymn.

Lyrics
My days are gliding swiftly by,
And I, a pilgrim stranger,
Would not detain them as they fly,
These hours of toil and danger.

We'll gird our loins, my brethren dear,
Our heav'nly home discerning;
Our absent Lord has left us word,
Let ev'ry lamp be burning.

Should coming days be cold and dark,
We need not cease our singing;
That perfect rest naught can molest,
Where golden harps are ringing.

Let sorrow's rudest tempest blow,
Each chord on earth to sever,
Our King says "Come!" and there's our home,
Forever, and forever.

Chorus:
For now we stand on Jordan's strand,
Our friends are passing over;
And just before, the shining shore
We may almost discover.

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