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The Shining Light. S.M.D.

An F major fuging tune in 4/4 time. Composed 2009.

Text from William Cowper, 1779.

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My former hopes are fled,
My terror now begins; 
I feel, alas! that I am dead
In trespasses and sins.
Ah, whither shall I fly?
I hear the thunder roar; 
The Law proclaims Destruction nigh,
And Vengeance at the door.
When I review my ways,
I dread impending doom: 
But sure a friendly whisper says,
"Flee from the wrath to come."
[I see, or think I see,
A glimm'ring from afar; 
A beam of day, that shines for me,
To save me from despair.]
Fore-runner of the sun,
It marks the pilgrim's way; 
I'll gaze upon it while I run,
And watch the rising day.