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Hymn: When around us life is shining (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: When around us life is shining

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: 8s and 7s


Hymn Number: 167

Page Number: 191, click to see hymnal pages


When around us life is shining,

Touched by pleasure's flowing hand,

When its joys are softly twining

Round our hearts their silver band,

When some rich and valued blessing,

Comes upon each zephyr breath,

When each wished for good possessing,

Oh 'tis hard to think on death.

But there's something which can lighten

All the sorrows of the tomb,

All its dark recesses brighten,

Dissipate its beams of glory,

Bid its every terror flee,

Fill the soul with rapture holy,

Jesus, 'tis one smile from thee.