Advent Hymnals

948. BEYOND THE DARK SEA

Christ in Song,

1.
I'm weary.  I'm fainting; my day's work is done;
I'm watching and waiting for life's setting sun;
The shadows are stretching afar o'er the lea:
Then oh!  let me anchor beyond the dark sea.
The shadows are stretching afar o'er the lea,
Then oh!  let me anchor beyond the dark sea.

2.
 The cold surging billows that break at my feet,
Have lost all their terror, their music is sweet;
My Saviour is stilling the tempest for me:
Then oh!  let me anchor beyond the dark sea.
The shadows are stretching afar o'er the lea,
Then oh!  let me anchor beyond the dark sea.

3.
Come, loving Redeemer, and take to Thy breast
The heart that is panting and sighing for rest;
My Saviour, I'm waiting, I'm waiting:
Then oh!  let me anchor beyond the dark sea.
The shadows are stretching afar o'er the lea,
Then oh!  let me anchor beyond the dark sea.

4.
 I'll lay my life's burden, O Lord, at Thy feet, 
Where angels are waiting with love's welcome sweet;
The portals of glory are open for me:
Then oh!  let me anchor beyond the dark sea.
The shadows are stretching afar o'er the lea,
Then oh!  let me anchor beyond the dark sea.


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Title Beyond the Dark Sea
Key Dâ™­ Major
Titles undefined
First Line I'm weary. I'm fainting; my day's work is done
Author Lydia Baxter
Year 1908
Composer Hubert P. Main
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Tune I'm weary. I'm fainting; my day's work is done
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects The Home Eternal: Nearing Home; The Home Eternal: Waiting for Christ; Special Selections: Solos
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