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Hymn: The sun above us is gleaming (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: The sun above us is gleaming

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: A Crihfield



Tune: Sun of Righteousness

Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 138, click to see hymnal pages


The sun a-bove us gleaming 

Is not the sun for  me;

Though joy-ful be his beam-ing,

And beau-ti-ful to see;

There is a Sun of Righteousness

Who cheers and saves me by his grace.

All co-pious on me stream-ing,

O that's the Sun for me,

O that's the Sun for me, 

O that's the Sun for me.

The kings and lords of nations,

Are not the kings for me;

Too low their highest stations,

Too mean their dignity:

The King of kings and Lord of lords,

Almighty in his ways and words,

The word of his salvation,

O that's the King for me.

This house of death and mourning

Is not the house for me,

Where all to dust are turning,

In tears and agony;

But there's a house not made with hands,

It ever stood and ever stands,

Beyond the world's last burning,

O that's the house for me.

The wars the hero fights in

Are not the wars for me,

The war my heart delights in

Shall end in victory;

'T is not a war of flesh and blood-

I fight for heaven, I fight for God,

A kingdom with my rights in, 

O that's the war for me.

This land of sin and sorrow

Is not the land for me,

Where anguish oft I borrow

From dying company;

Th' immortal land is far away,

I'll enter it on some bright day,

That day may be to-morrow,

O that's the land for me.