'Tis Better Felt than Told

Blest was the hour, that heavenly fire

Author: H. R. Jeffrey
Tune: [Blest was the hour when heav'nly fire]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: Sibelius
Audio files: MIDI

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1 Blest was the hour that heav’nly fire
Lit up my darkened soul;
A heavy load, by Jesus’ pow’r,
Did from my bosom roll.

While at the mercy-seat I knelt,
My Lord I did behold;
No tongue can tell the joy I felt—
’Tis better felt than told.

2 O blessed gift! From off the throne
There came a living spark;
A holy light within me shone,
Where all before was dark. [Refrain]

3 O holy light! still shine on me
Sweet rays of heav’nly love;
Naught else but thee, oh, let me see,
Till crowned in heav’n above. [Refrain]

4 Oh, let me feel, from day to day
His presence still so near;
A holy light to mark the way,
While I shall sojourn here. [Refrain]

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Text Information

First Line: Blest was the hour, that heavenly fire
Title: 'Tis Better Felt than Told
Author: H. R. Jeffrey
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: While at the mercy seat I knelt



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