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The Shining Light

Olney Hymns, William Cowper, from Cowper's Poems, Sheldon & Company, New York

My former hopes are fled,My terror now begins;I feel, alas! that I am deadIn trespasses and sins.

Ah, whither shall I fly?I hear the thunder roar;The Law proclaims Destruction nigh,And Vengeance at the door.

When I review my ways,I dread impending doom;But sure a friendly whisper says,"Flee from the wrath to come."

I see, or think I see,A glimmering from afar;A beam of day, that shines for me,To save me from despair.

Forerunner of the sun,It marks the pilgrim's way;I'll gaze upon it while I run,And watch the rising day.