Paraphrase 38, selected verses

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1 Now, Lord! according to thy word,
let me in my peace depart;
mine eyes have thy salvation seen,
and gladness fills my heart.

2 That Sun I now behold, whose light
shall heathen darkness chase,
and rays of brightest glory pour
around thy chosen race.

3 This great salvation, long prepared,
and now disclosed to view,
hath proved thy love was constant still,
and promises were true.

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First Line: Now, Lord! according to thy word
Title: Paraphrase 38, selected verses
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: Scottish Paraphrases, 1781
Publication Date: 2005
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 2005.

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LAND OF REST (American)

LAND OF REST is an American folk tune with roots in the ballads of northern England and Scotland. It was known throughout the Appalachians; a shape-note version of the tune was published in The Sacred Harp (1844) and titled NEW PROSPECT as the setting for "O land of rest! for thee I sigh." The tune…

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