Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

Oliver Shaw

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1834

Comments

To Jesus the Crown of my Hope:

A Sacred Song

As Sung at the Oratorios

Composed by Oliver Shaw.

Providence: Published by the Author 70 Westminster Street.

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[Refrain]
To Jesus the Crown of my Hope,
My Soul is in haste to be Gone,
My Soul is in haste in haste to be Gone,

[Verse 1]
Oh bear me ye Cherubim up,
And waft me away to his throne;
And waft me away away to his throne waft me away to his throne.

[Refrain]

[Verse 2]
My Saviour whom absent I love,
Whom not having seen I adore,
Whose name is exalted above
All glory dominion and power.

[Verse 3]
Dissolve thou the bands that detain
My soul from her portion in thee,
Oh strike off the adamant chain,
And make me eternally free.

[Verse 4]
Then that happy era begins,
When arrayed in they glory I shine
And no longer pain with my sins,
The bosom on which I recline.

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