Advent Hymnals

002. WHITE LEAVES

Christ in Song,

1.
White pages before us, thank God this is so;
Past errors forgiven, wash'd whiter than snow;
O'er sin-blotted record why sorrowing more?
Confess to the Father, white leaves are before.

Chorus:
Beautiful leaves from heav'n,
Moments in mercy giv'n,
New days of trial for him who grieves;
One more probation hour,
Promise of holy pow'r.
What shall be written on life's new leaves?
What shall be written on our white leaves?

2.
Forgiven, forgotten, Christ covers from view,
And strength for the future, gives daily anew;
All offers He freely for thy sinful heart:
This, this must be yielded, all, all, not a part.  [Chorus]

3.
Despondent one wounded by treacherous foe,
In moment unguarded by sin smitten low;
Defeated; yet never surrender Christ's name,
Take courage and speak it, deliverance claim.  [Chorus]

4.
Then faithful in service, from hour unto hour,
By full consecration draw fulness of pow'r;
His oil of love burning gives out the true light,
The life to Him yielded hath pages of white.  [Chorus]


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Title White Leaves
Key C Major
Titles Beautiful leaves from heav'n,
First Line White pages before us, thank God this is so
Author F. E. B.
Year 1908
Composer F. E. Belden
Hymnal -
Tune White pages before us, thank God this is so
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# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Invitation and Repentance; Christ: Christ Our Righteousness; Invitation and Repentance: New Birth
Texts Psalm 42:5
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