Lyr Req: My Head And Stay Is Called Away
Subject: Lyr Req: My Head And Stay Is Called Away|
Date: 12 Mar 13 - 12:33 PM
The song is called "My Head And Stay Is Called Away" by Addie Graham
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Head And Stay Is Called Away|
Date: 12 Mar 13 - 12:53 PM
Hymn 380, p.139
Subject: Lyr Add: My head and stay is took away|
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Mar 13 - 11:36 PM
From The Primitive Hymns, Spiritual Songs, and Sacred Poems by Benjamin Lloyd (Greenville, Ala.: Published for the proprietor, 1858), page 503:
656 C. M.
A wife bereaved of her husband.
1. My head and stay is took away,
And I am left alone—
My husband dear, who was so near,
Is took away and gone.
2. It grieves my heart, 'tis hard to part
With one who was so kind;
Where shall I go to tell my woe,
Or ease my troubled mind?
3. In wisdom's ways we spent our days;
Much comfort we did find:
But he is gone, his glass is run,
And I am left behind.
4. Nought can I find to ease my mind,
Of things which are below;
For earthly toys but vex my joys,
And aggravate my woe.
5. But I'll repair to Jesus, where
I'll ease my troubled breast;
And leave my sorrows all behind,
And be for ever blest.