Sands Of Time

Sands of Time
Words: Anne Cousin (Based on Samuel Rutherford’s Letters), 1857. Chorus by Cameron Gray, 2005. Music: Traditional Folk Tune, Arranged by Phillip Palmertree. ©2001 Phillip Palmertree Music.

The sands of time are sinking
The dawn of heaven breaks
The summer morn I’ve sighed for
The fair, sweet morn awakes.
Dark, dark had been the midnight
But dayspring is at hand
And glory, glory dwelleth
In Emmanuel’s land.

O Christ, He is the fountain,
The deep, sweet well of love!
The streams on earth I’ve tasted
More deep I’ll drink above:
There to an ocean fullness
His mercy doth expand,
And glory, glory dwelleth
In Emmanuel’s land.

All my hope and peace
All my hope and peace

O I am my Beloved’s
And my Beloved is mine!
He brings a poor vile sinner
Into His house of wine
I stand upon His merit,
I know no other stand,
Not e’en where glory dwelleth
In Emmanuel’s land

The Bride eyes not her garment,
But her dear Bridegroom’s face,
I will not gaze at glory,
but on my King of grace;
Not at the crown He giveth,
But on His pierced hand;
The Lamb is all the glory
In Emmanuel’s land

Scripture References
Song of Solomon 2:16; 1 Pet 2:24; Isa 61:10; 2 Pet 3:13; Rom 4:5

Other hymns by Anne Cousin
Some of Samuel Rutherford’s Letters

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