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Heath Street. 8s & 7s.

A B♭ major folk hymn in 2/4 time. Composed 2013.

Text from Pearce, unknown.

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Description

Named for Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead, London - the London Sacred Harp singers use the church basement as a regular singing venue.

Text

In the floods of tribulation,
While the billows o'er me roll
Jesus whispers consolation,
And supports my fainting soul.

Thus the lion yields me honey;
From the eater food is giv'n;
Strengthen'd thus I still press forward,
Singing as I wade to heav'n.

 

'Mid the gloom, the vivid lightnings
With increased brightness play;
'Mid the thornbrake, beauteous flowerets
Look more beautiful and gay: 

So in darkest dispensations
Doth my faithful Lord appear,
With his richest consolations,
To re-animate and cheer.