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My former hopes are fled - The Shining Light
(William Cowper/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

The Shining Light.

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

2. Ah, whither shall I fly?
  I hear the thunder roar;
the law proclaims destruction nigh,
  and vengeance at the door.

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

4. I see, or think I see,
  a glimmering from afar;
a beam of day, that shines for me,
  to save me from despair.

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

5,1: Psalm 130,6.

William Cowper, The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper, 1853(?), 251.

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