Saint's Delight

“Saint’s Delight” – Shelley Phillips & Barry Phillips
From the recording: Wondrous Love
Produced by Barry and Shelley Phillips
Recorded and mixed by: Barry Phillips and Justin Mayer
Bear Creek Studios, Santa Cruz, CA (1993 - 1994).
Publishing: Gourd Music (BMI) /Koustic Music (BMI).

A shape note melody from The Sacred Harp.

Laurie Hart -fiddle
Lars Johannesson – wood flute
Shelley Phillips – oboe, and harp
Robin Petrie – hammered dulcimer
Neal Hellman – mountain dulcimer
Todd Phillips – bass
Paul Hostetter – banjo

Saint's Delight
Tune: F. Price, 1835
Words: Isaac Watts, 1707 Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)

When I can read my title clear To mansions in the skies,
I'll bid farewell to ev'ry fear, And wipe my weeping eyes.

I feel like I'm on my journey home.

Should earth against my soul engage, And fiery darts be hurled,
Then I can smile at Satan's rage, And face a frowning world.


Let cares like a wild deluge come, Let storms of sorrow fall;
So I but safely reach my home,
My God, my heav'n my all.


There I shall bathe my weary soul In seas of heav'nly rest,
And not a wave of trouble roll Across my peaceful breast.

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