Sorrow here is not a stranger

Sorrow here is not a stranger

Author: Edward A. Barnes
Tune: [Sorrow here is not a stranger]
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Sorrow here is not a stranger,
Care appears with ev’ry day;
And I meet with win and danger
As I walk the pilgrim’s way.
Saviour, keep thy cross before me,
Thus by faith thy presence show;
Saviour keep its shadow o’er me,
While a pilgrim here below:
Saviour keep its shadow o’er me,
While a pilgrim, while a pilgrim here below.

2 Storms in life are oft prevailing,
And the shadows often fall;
Still, with Christian zeal unfailing,
I would meet and brave them all.
Saviour, be a Rock to hide me,
And to me thy grace bestow;
Savior, be a Star to guide me,
While a pilgrim here below :
Savior, be a Star to guide me,
While a pilgrim, while a pilgrim here below.

3 Hope and peace in thee possessing,
By the Word that is divine;
And thy holy name confessing,
Faith is in this song of mine.
Saviour, help me tell thy story,
Thus the precious seed to sow;
Saviour, help me sing thy glory,
While a pilgrim here below.

Source: Showers of Blessing #52

Author: Edward A. Barnes

Chicago writer of hymns, religious and romantic poetry, and temperance songs. Edward Albert Barnes was born January 24, 1842. Little is known about his personal history beyond his own accounts of his songwriting process, his relationship with two younger sisters, Lillie and Della, and his religious beliefs. Barnes was a life-long Chicagoan and devoted his time to the Christian church and to the American temperance movement. His career as a published writer began in 1865 and ended in 1893. Songs such as “Are You Coming to the Light?” and “Tent and Mansion” were distributed widely in hymnals and church programs, while his temperance songs were included in music books that circulated in local and national church communities. By h… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sorrow here is not a stranger
Author: Edward A. Barnes

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Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, the Joyful Sound #369Page Scan
Showers of Blessing #52TextAudioPage Scan
The Finest of the Wheat: hymns new and old, for missionary and revival meetings, and sabbath-schools #70Page Scan
The Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, The Joyful Sound (Word ed.) #369Page Scan



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