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Thread #10100   Message #4167831
Posted By: Haruo
17-Mar-23 - 04:17 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Old Rosin the Bow / Rosin the Beau
Subject: RE: Origins: Old Rosin the Bow / Rosin the Beau
Sawyer's Exit (338 in the 1991 Denson Sacred Harp) was mentioned a couple times twenty years ago, but the words were not given. They are

How bright is the day when the Christian
Receives the sweet message to come,
To rise to the mansions of glory,
And be there forever at home.

The angels stand ready and waiting,
The moment the spirit is gone,
To carry it upward to heaven,
And welcome it safely home.

The saints that have gone up before us,
All raise a new shout as we come,
And sing hallelujah the louder
To welcome the travelers home.

We sang it at my wife Paula's memorial service. The score, robotic teachers, and a couple of YouTube links are available at the Sacred Harp Bremen site:

The first and second verses are set to a different tune ("Rise to the Mansions of Glory" by W. M. Cooper) in the Cooper Sacred Harp, also at page 338.