When our earthly sun is setting, And its glory fading fast; When our life's long looked for evening With its shadows comes at last Chorus: Oh! 'tis glorious, Oh! 'tis glorious, To enter in the sweet refrain, Oh! 'tis glorious, Oh! tis glorious, To know we'll meet again. When the tear-drops fast are flowing, And our hearts are torn with grief; When for all our sorrows, vainly We attempt to find relief. When the cold sweat of the dying Hangs in drops upon our face, And a secret voice assures us We have almost run our face. When the friends we love are standing Round our lonely, dying bed, And we take our farewell parting Ere the spark of life has fled.
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- by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864), "Oh! 'Tis glorious!", published 1863. [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
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