Elsworthy Road 8s & 7s
By Fynn Titford-Mock
- C major
- Folk hymn
- Time signature
- William Hunter, unknown
Tune is loosely based on P. M. Atchley's "Tender Care" or "Soda", which appears in Southern Harmony and Christian Harmony.
There is a spot to me more dear
Than native vale or mountain;
A spot for which affection's tear
Springs grateful from its fountain.
'Tis not where kindred souls abound,
Tho' that is almost heaven,
But where I first my Saviour found,
And felt my sins forgiven.
O sacred hour! O hallow'd spot!
Where love divine first found me;
Wherever falls my distant lot,
My heart shall linger round thee.
And when from earth I rise to soar
Up to my home in heaven,
Down will I cast my eyes once more,
Where I was first forgiven.