Scripture Verse

Thou art my God; early will I seek Thee. Psalm 63:1

Introduction

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T. Martin Towne
(1835–1912)

Words: Belle K. Towne, in Good Will, ed­it­ed by T. Mar­tin Towne and Jai­rus M. Still­man (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Flem­ing H. Re­vell, 1878), page 24.

Music: T. Mar­tin Towne (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you have ac­cess to a bet­ter pho­to of Belle Towne, would you ?

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Belle K. Towne
(1844–1923)

Lyrics

Oh, where is the Hope of the world?
’Twas cradled in Bethlehem’s stall;
Since Jesus came down as a child,
There’s hope, blessèd hope for us all.

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Seek the Savior, early seek him today;
Ere the clouds of sorrow darken thy way;
God is ready to receive you now,
Oh, brother come today.

Oh, where is the Light of the world?
The Savior doth shine from above;
And makes e’en the night as the day,
He lightens our way with His love.

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Oh, where is the Joy of the world?
’Tis centered in Jesus, our friend;
In Him is our wellspring of joy,
The joy that is never to end.

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Oh, where is the Peace of the world?
’Tis found in our master divine;
Most precious this token to man,
Oh, help us, our Savior, be Thine.

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Oh, Hope, cheering Hope of the world;
O Light, safest guide on our way;
Oh, Joy, sweetest angel of earth;
Oh Peace, be thou ours while we stay.

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