O could I find some peaceful bower
O could I find some peaceful bower. Susanna Harrison* (1752-1784).
This was published in Harrison’s Songs of the Night (with additional tunes, 1782), No. CXXVI, with the title ‘Complaining of Sin, as being Ever Present’. It had four stanzas:
O could I find some peaceful bow’r, Where sin has neither place nor pow’r!This traitor vile I fain would shun, But cannot from its presence run.
When to the throne of grace I flee, It stands betwixt my God and meWhere’er I rove, where’er I rest, I feel its workings in my breast.
When I attempt to soar above, To view the heights of Jesu’s love, This monster seems to mount the skies, And veil his glory in my eyes.
O! to be freed from this...
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