Down life's dark vale we wander

Down life's dark vale we wander

Author: Philip P. Bliss
Tune: [Down life's dark vale we wander]
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1 Down life's dark vale we wander,
Till Jesus comes;
We watch and wait and wonder,
Till Jesus comes.

Refrain:
All joy his loved ones bringing,
When Jesus comes:
All praise thro' heaven ringing,
When Jesus comes,
All beauty bright and vernal,
When Jesus comes;
All glory, grand, eternal,
When Jesus comes.

2 Oh, let my lamp be burning
When Jesus comes;
For him my soul be yearning,
When Jesus comes. [Refrain]

3 No more heart-pangs nor sadness,
When Jesus comes;
All peace and joy and gladness,
When Jesus comes. [Refrain]

4 All doubts and fears will vanish,
When Jesus comes;
All gloom his face will banish,
When Jesus comes. [Refrain]

5 He'll know the way was dreary,
When Jesus comes;
He'll know the feet grew weary,
When Jesus comes. [Refrain]

6 He'll know what griefs oppressed me,
When Jesus comes;
Oh, how his arms will rest me!
When Jesus comes. [Refrain]

Source: Calvary Songs #143

Author: Philip P. Bliss

Bliss, Philip, b. at Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1838. In 1864 he went to Chicago in the employ of Dr. George F. Root, the musician, where he was engaged in conducting musical Institutes, and in composing Sunday School melodies. Originally a Methodist, he became, about 1871, a choirman of the First Congregational Church, Chicago, and the Superintendent of its Sunday Schools. In 1874 he joined D. W. Whittle in evangelical work. To this cause he gave (although a poor man) the royalty of his Gospel Songs, which was worth some thirty thousand dollars. His death was sudden. It occurred in the railway disaster at Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1876. He had escaped from the car, but lost his life in trying to save his wife. His hymns are n… Go to person page >

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First Line: Down life's dark vale we wander
Author: Philip P. Bliss
Refrain First Line: All joy his loved ones bringing

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The Cyber Hymnal #7544
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Small Church Music #5854
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