In Evil Long (C.M.)

Anonymous, American Vocalist, 1848

Listen to it at Tim Eriksen's website:
Track 11 on the Northampton Harmony CD

This is a three-voice composition (alto, tenor, bass).
But only the tenor is available at this point (January 11, 2010).

Tenor: In Evil Long

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Complete Lyrics

In evil long I took delight,
     Unawed by shame or fear;
Till a new object struck my sight,
     And stopped my wild career.

I saw one hanging on a tree,
     In agonies and blood,
Who fixed his languid eyes on me,
     As near his cross I stood.

Sure, never, to my latest breath,
     Can I forget that look!
It seemed to charge me with his death,
     Though not a word he spoke.

A second look he gave, which said,
     "I freely all forgive;
This blood is for thy ransom paid
     I die that thou may'st live."

This song scanned in from The American Vocalist.

Huge PDF file of the entire American Vocalist (almost impossible to get a print copy these days).

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