The Last Hymn

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1 “Shall my soul ascend with rapture
When the day of life is past;
While my house of clay shall slumber,
Shall I then with Jesus rest?”

“O my soul, press on to glory!
Worlds of bliss invite thee on,”
Evermore to be with Jesus,
When this walk on earth is done.

2 “Oh, shall my immortal spirit,”
Holden now by earthly ties,
Have at last unbounded freedom
In those realms beyond the skies? [Refrain]

3 Shall mine eyes indeed see Jesus,
He the humble Man of God,
Who laid down His life a ransom,
He who saves me by His blood? [Refrain]

4 Shall mine ears hear strains of music
From the glad and ransomed throng;
Shall I join with them in praises?
With them sing the glad, new song? [Refrain]

5 Shall my soul arise in triumph
When the angel calls for me;
Gladly go with Him to glory,
There to dwell eternally? [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: D. S. Warner

Warner, Daniel Sidney. (near Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, 1842--1895). Church of God. Reared on an Ohio farm. During the Civil War, he substituted for a brother. Later he taught school. He attended Oberlin College briefly in 1865. By 1867 he was licensed to preach by the Western Ohio Eldership of the Church of God (Winebrennerian). His experience in preaching was gained on circuits in Nebraska and Ohio. In 1874 he was in trouble with the Eldership for preaching entire sanctification. Soon he joined the Indiana Eldership. In 1881 he was in trouble with this Eldership over sectism. Warner was an associate editor of the Herals of Gospel Freedom in 1878. this paper was merged with the Pilgrim about 1881, and the new paper was called th… Go to person page >

Author: Georgia C. Elliott

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Text Information

First Line: "Shall my soul ascend with rapture
Title: The Last Hymn
Author: D. S. Warner (1895)
Author: Georgia C. Elliott (1897)
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O my soul, press on to glory



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